November 16, 2014

The Shepherd's Corner

During her first visit to Japan, Corrie ten Boom committed a blunder. At the end of a meeting, she asked a man to close with prayer.  The man declined so she said the prayer herself.  After the meeting, the man approached her and told her that the reason he had refused to pray was because he was not a Christian.  Corrie ten Boom had mistaken him for another man.During her first visit to Japan, Corrie ten Boom committed a blunder. At the end of a meeting, she asked a man to close with prayer.  The man declined so she said the prayer herself.  After the meeting, the man approached her and told her that the reason he had refused to pray was because he was not a Christian.  Corrie ten Boom had mistaken him for another man.

But, that gave her a chance to talk to this man.  At the end of the conversation he accepted Jesus as his Savior.  Corrie ten Boom writes, “My blunder of mistaking one man for another had been used to give me the opportunity to bring that man to Jesus!  God has no problems, only plans.”

We all want to have a perfect . . . everything.  We want a perfect husband, we want a perfect wife, we want a perfect child, we want a perfect job, we want a perfect home, we want a perfect friend, we want a perfect health, and we want a perfect church.  But, we know nothing on earth is perfect.  There are times people make mistakes but there are times, we, too, make mistakes.  And, there are times life just doesn’t go the way we want it to.

God has no problems, only plans.  It does not mean that life in Jesus promises a problem-free life.  It promises that His plan is not going to be impeded or stopped by problems.  God can use any problems to bring us into His plan.  Our part is to hear the word of God and to obey it.  Once we do, we will be aligned to His will and perfect plan.

Whatever happens, in reality it is not about us.  It is about God—His will and His plan.  He appoints us to be “there” so He can carry out His plan and fulfill His will.  So, let His will and His plan be done!

Pastor Paul
But, that gave her a chance to talk to this man.  At the end of the conversation he accepted Jesus as his Savior.  Corrie ten Boom writes, “My blunder of mistaking one man for another had been used to give me the opportunity to bring that man to Jesus!  God has no problems, only plans.”

We all want to have a perfect . . . everything.  We want a perfect husband, we want a perfect wife, we want a perfect child, we want a perfect job, we want a perfect home, we want a perfect friend, we want a perfect health, and we want a perfect church.  But, we know nothing on earth is perfect.  There are times people make mistakes but there are times, we, too, make mistakes.  And, there are times life just doesn’t go the way we want it to.

God has no problems, only plans.  It does not mean that life in Jesus promises a problem-free life.  It promises that His plan is not going to be impeded or stopped by problems.  God can use any problems to bring us into His plan.  Our part is to hear the word of God and to obey it.  Once we do, we will be aligned to His will and perfect plan.

Whatever happens, in reality it is not about us.  It is about God—His will and His plan.  He appoints us to be “there” so He can carry out His plan and fulfill His will.  So, let His will and His plan be done!

Pastor Paul

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