I got to thinking yesterday afternoon, just how incredible is the truth... that God knows exactly what we have need of and is able and ready to respond BEFORE we can ask and greater than we can imagine.
God does not get scrambled.
We've all had those moments, especially as parents.
Honey, I can't right now; this has to be done.
Hang on a minute, I'm helping your sister.
You'll have to wait a few, I talking to your brother.
We'll do it later; we'll deal with later.
We'll talk about it.... later.
Life happens and we simply can't get to everything the very moment it comes across our desk or the notification goes of on your device (whether it be the one on your desk or the one in your hand).
Consider all the aspects and areas of church operations outside of the pastorate. All kinds of situations and tasks that go into and beyond prepping for a service or special event... and it takes the insight and direction of deacon board. It takes the expertise and follow-through of administrators and staff to coordinate and carry-out the details. Any number of things that we might not even think about unless someone mentioned it as being a part of their day.
This was reiterated last night, as we had missionary guests from Thailand share their story and what God has been working in their ministry. Nobody but God could orchestrate such a plan.
So, will you join me, this #deaconThursday? Pray God would indeed accomplish the miraculous, as He sovereignly moves and provides the details and directions of the challenges facing church operations. May He grant strength and rest to the weary; clarity to the confused and focus to the distracted. Before we can ask and greater than we can imagine, pray that God would begin, even now, to answer the prayers and send the solutions to those who are recognizing the need to call on God afresh for the difficulties and decisions that confront them... even this very hour.
May their not be a spirit of discouragement,
But bold confidence as they approach the throne of grace.
Move on behalf of your people who call on your name.
Not for our sake;
But for your glory.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.