Month: April 2017

God’s Purposes Are Not Always What They Seem!

George Whittenby George Whitten

Acts 16:26-30 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

At first glance, it would seem that God allowed this earthquake to take place in order that Paul and Silas would be set free. The earthquake came and their bands were loosed. There was nothing holding them back. They could have fled immediately — wouldn’t have you?

But no — Paul and Silas waited…and as a result, the jailer and his entire family were saved!

Many times we assume God’s reasoning for doing the things He does. The Lord may have released us to walk through a door that He has clearly opened — but He may also have other purposes in mind. Let’s not be so quick to assume. There’s no hurry. God won’t shut a door if it is His divine will for it to be open!!

Let’s be patient and be sure to be led by the Spirit of God. These are amazing times we’re living in. We don’t want to miss out on God’s perfect will!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten

Advertisements

Letting Go Of The Donkey

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Imagine: You’re sitting in your house and you hear your car start. Looking outside, you see a bunch of men. They shout to you, “The Lord needs your car!” A similar thing happened two thousand years ago, but with a donkey, not a car. What if you were the owner of the donkey? It’s not just a possession; it’s your very livelihood. What would you do? The owner of the donkey just let it go, because it was for the Lord.

You have a donkey in your life, something you consider very important, something you don’t want to let go of, give up or change- but a still small voice in your heart is saying, “Let it go, the Lord needs to take it away, and you need to let it go.” What is your donkey? It’s that thing in your life you have to let go of and give to the Lord. God blessed the donkey’s owner and that donkey was the one the Messiah rode into Jerusalem. Let go, and your life will be blessed in ways you can’t imagine. It all begins when you let the ‘donkey’ go.

Today’s Mission – Identify your donkey, that thing in your life you need to let go of, and give it joyfully to the service of the Lord.

by Jonathan Cahn