Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Good luck? Or Not luck at All?

Lately I have found myself weary of using the phrase good luck. I have used it most of my life, but the last few weeks whenever I start to utter this seemingly innocuous statement I find myself stuttering to find a replacement. "God bless your endeavor." "God bless you." etc. Some may find it silly, but I think it is very important for a Christian to remember that luck really has no place in the Christian world view. Everything happens according to God's plan. He knows what is going to happen, and when. Even though we have free will and we do make choices, those choices are according to a plan that is mapped out for eternity. Kind of a paradox eh?

God does not make choices for us, but he knows what choices we will make. It's almost mind blowing, but to me so comforting as well. Once we realize that his will is that we love one another, and be loved life becomes so much easier. That is our purpose, to love Him, and to love each other. We then fall into obedience of his word, and have faith on His Son out of faith! There is no luck for us. We have things given to us, or taken away from the Master's hand. Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. (Eph 1:3-4) He knew us before we were born, and he knows us today, tomorrow and forever.

So what would you say instead of good luck? Or do you use the phrase anyway? Is it simply a silly thought for me to even consider it? Remember, “The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the Lord.” Proverbs 16:33