Day 15 – Victory Over Chaos and Confusion


1 Corinthians 14:33  For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

1 Corinthians 14:40   Let all things be done decently and in order.

Proverbs 24:27  Prepare your outside work, Make it fit for yourself in the field; And afterward build your house.

Thought for Today

No good thing can be completed correctly in an environment filled with disarray. Chaos is the enemy of production, while a calm spirit can accomplish much. Have you ever had a day packed with activities and tasks yet you still finished almost everything on your “to-do” to do list?  You were able to do so because your steps are directed by an orderly God. He gives you the strength to do whatever needs to be done (Psalm 119:133).

The Creator demonstrated quintessential orderliness from the very beginning. The account of creation of the heavens and earth in Genesis the first chapter provides a glimpse into His process.

God methodically planned the timing of the creation of elements to work in harmony with one another (day and night, for example). Although our minds cannot grasp the full magnitude of what He accomplished, we learn a Divine lesson of the value of thought and organization.

God’s standards of order and organization are revealed in every book in the Bible. Notice the intricate details with which he instructed Noah to build the ark (Genesis 6:13-22). The Lord God was the architect for Solomon’s temple; He directed everything from the tools used to build it, to the opulent materials and furniture (1 Kings 6), with supernatural precision. In the book of Judges, chapters 6-8, God gave Gideon a specific formula to guarantee victory. A well-organized plan produces magnificent results!

The Lord also requires orderliness when His people are gathered for service or worship. He intentionally directed the seating arrangement of the crowd of five thousand which gathered to be fed.  Later, the Apostle Paul instructed the church regarding church order in service, conduct, and the use of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians chapter 14). God cannot receive the worship and honor He is due in the middle of pandemonium. We must give Him our very best on every level when we gather in His name.

Moments of confusion, frustration, and inefficiency will happen; some days are more challenging than others. During these times we call upon God to make our paths straight again. But if frequent disorder is a lifestyle, we may be relying on ourselves rather than God. Only through Jesus can we do anything (1 John 15:4,5), which includes living an organized life. God teaches us how to escape the trap of a confused mind, reminding us to commit all of our works to Him so that He will establish our thoughts (Proverbs 16:3).

In addition, don’t neglect to always keep watch for signs that the devil is trying to steal and kill your peaceful existence with God. He looks for areas in your life that show signs of confusion, instability or commotion. He will target places and things that are closest to you, such as:

  • Your home and family
  • Church, Bible Study, and your Christian relationships
  • Your workspace
  • The mind and/or body of you or someone you love

You are not unaware of Satan’s schemes or subject to his authority. You can effectively fight back confusion and the mayhem that comes with it by the power of a sound mind which is yours in Christ. If chaos is threatening to overwhelm you, take back your God-given orderly life with weapons not made by hands (2 Corinthians 10:4-6).

 “He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.” Psalm 23:2-3

It’s Time to Pray!

Father God thank you cleanliness of mind, body, and spirit through the blood of Jesus. We trust you to order our steps to paths of calm peace which reflects Your Presence. In the name of Jesus. Amen

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