Hijacking God's Plan

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“Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”  Matthew 6:25 ESV

I (Pastor Dorn) enjoy making plans; I seek to understand how the world is changing, how our ministry at Trinity should react, when we should GO and when we should WAIT. Done correctly and humbly, the process of making plans encourages us to come to God, asking for wisdom, courage and insight. Even as we predict, plan, and execute, we continue to seek His will and guidance.

That’s what happens on my good days.

I must confess that sometimes my ego jumps to the conclusion that the plans I’ve formulated are REALLY good, and that God must surely agree. All I need is a little extra help from the Lord, and all will be well. Sometimes I forget to continually place my little plans in the hands of our Good Shepherd.

Have you ever fallen into that trap? Have you taken a path where you missed the mark? At a crossroads, have you ever taken the route that seemed better to you without looking Heavenward? Ever made a dumb decision, or just continued down a familiar path simply through inertia?

Those kinds of actions can sometimes lead us into trouble. But there’s one choice that’s worse than ignoring God’s direction—it’s even worse to take the gifts that God has given us and use them selfishly, substituting our own egocentric goals. We intentionally hijack God’s gifts so we can accomplish our own little plan.

This weekend at Trinity Downtown, we’re continuing our sermon series titled “Parables: small stories, big ideas” and we’ll be discussing a story Jesus told about how the religious leaders of His day had hijacked God’s plan and substituted their own selfish goals. You can imagine how that turned out for them.

You can join us either in-person or online Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 9:00 am. Reservations are required to attend an in-person worship service; you can see the details at www.trinitydt.org.  You may also make a reservation by calling Stefanie at 713.224.0684 from 8:30-2:30 each weekday. If you are not comfortable attending an in-person service, you can watch the “live stream” of our Satellite Service at 5:00 pm on Saturday, or our traditional service on Sunday at 9:00 am by clicking here. And, of course, you may also participate by watching either of these services “on demand” by clicking here.

We are truly blessed with the addition of new video equipment, and I hope you’ve been able to enjoy viewing Trinity’s worship services at home. If you’ve watched the live broadcast of the Traditional service over the past several weekends, you may have noticed that the spoken words and music were not properly synchronized with the video. We strive to provide you with a world-class worship experience, and this problem is clearly not acceptable to us. Over the past weeks, we’ve applied a variety of different solutions, and we approach this weekend thinking (and praying) that we’ve solved the problem. Grace is appreciated as we continue working out the “bugs”!

During this worrying time, come be encouraged. Come feel the warmth and joy of His Holy Spirit and hear songs that will bring peace to your heart. Come ready to digest His words of truth and be filled with the surprising love of Jesus so you can share that love and peace with everyone!