09, October 2010

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‘But God’ Moments

‘…it was not you who sent me here, but God…’ Genesis 45:8 NIV

Are you in the dark about the direction God seems to be leading you? Jon Walker says, ‘The choice to do His will before we know the specifics…develops trust of His character… This is where many people get into a battle of wills…wanting Him to reveal His plan first… That’s not how He works. God wants you to decide in advance to trust Him…believing that His will is best for your life… He knows your hesitancy. He won’t be surprised if you say, "I don’t know that I’m willing to step out in faith without knowing everything that’s going to happen, but I’m willing to be made willing." One reason God doesn’t give you the full picture…is you may be overwhelmed…it may appear impossible…but that’s the point–there’s no way you can fulfil your mission without Him.’ When Joseph was reunited with his brothers in Egypt, he told them, ‘…do not be angry with yourselves…it was not you who sent me here, but God…’ (vv. 5;8) Joseph’s brothers sold him out, ‘but God’ used it to preserve the Jewish race. The Israelites were in slavery, ‘but God’ sent Moses to lead them to the Promised Land. Jesus died on the cross, ‘but God’ used His death to save a lost world. Oswald Chambers calls God ‘The Great Engineer, creating circumstances to bring about moments…of divine importance, leading us to divine appointments.’ Think back; can’t you recall some ‘but God’ moments of your own where you’d reached the end of your rope and He came through for you?

SoulFood: 2 Sam 3:22-7:17, John 1:43-51, Ps 23, Pr 23:4-5

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