...You were born for such a time as this.
I listened to a sermon on Esther this morning (which I rarely get to listen to podcasts like I wish I could) and wow, did God have a timely word that I needed today.
Pastor Brad Leach, of CityLife Church in Philadelphia, preaches this powerful message and did it ever hit home, for the events of this day.
Esther's story is incredible. And as Pastor Brad shares, "It just so happens...." that God's plan for Esther's life and God's plan unfolds. "God accomplishes His plan on the pages of human history."
And as we are encouraged, perhaps you were born for such as time as this.
And earlier today, I sat next to a man, reading in interesting book. Asking about the book led to more questions and the next thing I know, I'm sitting next to him, and the conversation easily lasted over 30 minutes.
To a pastor of 39 years. Which led to the start of a conversation about pastoral burnout. The conversation has just started and we exchanged information and I can't wait to continue our talk...hopefully with the intent to further the mission and vision of Bring Me 70. But it happens, because of the Sovereignty of God. The plan carried out through the circumstances of man.
So while this pray is later in the day...pray for churches and pastors, frustrated in feeling that the plan for them is seemingly unclear.
Pray that they would find their place and fulfill their mission, both for their personal life and that of their ministry.
Pray that God would grant pastors and leaders strategies in carrying out the plan God has for them
Pray that they would be encouraged that God has not forgotten them. He is simply working behind the scenes. The results are visible. The efforts are not. The scenes look incredible because of the One who worked behind them.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.