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And God Laughed

  • Though I walk in the middle of trouble, you will revive me. You will stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies. Your right hand will save me. Yahweh will fulfill that which concerns me; your loving kindness, Yahweh, endures forever. Don't forsake the works of your own hands. Psalm 138:7 WEB

    They say that if you want to make God laugh, to tell Him your plans. I am not sure whether He will actually laugh at you or not when you do, but the point is that it is not 'our' plans and purpose that the Lord fulfills, but His. When our plans and purpose align with His then they will succeed for He will always finish what He starts.

    Its not that He will not help us live our dream, often we dream too small and His plans are bigger than that. Sometimes its because He has something better right around the corner and He does not want us to settle for something mediocre now. Other times we just need to get in 'tune' with Him and what He is doing today. Take a risk and pray 'Lord, make whatever is important to You, important to me.' When His plans become our plans, then our life becomes amazing.

    I never planned to be a pastor, but over twenty five years ago He told me that one day, I would be in the ministry and to begin to prepare myself for it. So I thought what anyone else would have thought: 'Go through Bible college, get a degree, get ordained, and then you will preach in a church somewhere.' That was the normal path to ministry.

    So I did all of that, except the last step. When I got out of seminary, every single door in ministry was closed to me. I began to work on computers and was soon pushed into my own computer business full time. I spent the next twenty years working on computers and networks, until we hit a time when that suddenly dried completely up. The week that we were packing to move out of our home, a job as a pastor opened up. A couple of years later, we began to build an online church using the skills that I had learned along the way. Now we are connecting people to Jesus right where they are, all over the world.

    His plan for preparing me included more than I had originally thought, and His vision for ministry was outside of the normal box. He is the Boss, I just try and do what He says. The Lord knows what He is doing in all of this. The best that we can do is to get in step with Him and what He is doing on the earth today. So don't worry about what others are doing because that may not be what He has for you. It wasn't for me. Let's just make sure that our plans, align with His plans.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I ask that You make what is important to You, important to me. Please share Your thoughts with me and fulfill Your plans in my life. Don't forsake the work of Your hands, but remember me today. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those following our Creation Photographers group, here is the theme of the week: Psalm 103:13 "As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him" - 'Father Moments' will be our next fun theme. Our themes are always open for creative interpretation and you are encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week (in the group) reflect Father/Grandfather moments in our family. May you always show compassion and may you always feel it from our mighty and compassionate Heavenly Father! God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia Yes Lord, I need you to please input in me and in all my family and descendants what will drive us to fulfill your purpose in our lifes everyday.
Jun 18
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen
Jun 18
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord, amen

Jun 18
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jun 18
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

Jun 18
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!!

Jun 18
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Yes Jesus,make what is important to you important to us. We love and worship you. Amen 

Jun 18
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank You Pastor, right on time as usual. Amen.

Jun 18
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen!

Jun 18
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord Jesus

Jun 18
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen, Your will be done!

Jun 18
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please God stay with us always. Amen. 

Jun 18
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen, Lord. Heavenly Father I ask that You make what is important to You, important to me today!

Jun 18
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please God stay with us always.in Jesus name  Hallelujah Praise GOD 

Jun 18
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You for been there for me and my family, that Your will be done accordingly with what You have for us. Lead us to the door You have prepared, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Great message Pastor, God bless you. 

Jun 18
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Jun 18
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!!! The Lord works in mysterious ways, even if it means taking us out of our comfort zone looking at Elijah being fed and nourished by a raven, and then being called to Zarephath being hit hard by famine ......., as long as we accept and seek His will and purpose for our lives! He will be our strength, our guide, our strong tower and our ultimate comfort zone! 

Jun 18
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 18
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jun 18
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Heavenly Father I ask that You make what is important to You, important to me. Please share Your thoughts with me and fulfill Your plans in my life. Don't forsake the work of Your hands, but remember me today. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

Amen. Thank you Father.

Jun 24
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Jun 26