Now Think On This
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.” (Psalms 37:23, NKJV)
It is amazing how one’s life is orchestrated by the Lord if we have asked Him to direct our steps. I can attest to that in my own life, as I look back and see the pathway our good God has led over these many years. Truly it can be said that He will direct our steps - because we surely can’t do it. At least we can’t do it correctly.
Honestly did the Jewish prophet Jeremiah speak the truth when he declared, “I know, O Lord, that a man's way is not in himself, nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps.” (Jeremiah 10:23, NASU)
Our trust in the Lord to direct our steps must be daily, knowing that our times are in His hands. I love how David spoke of his dependence on the Living God of Israel, even as he was being chased down by King Saul in the desert. He was committed to having unwavering faith, knowing that “My times are in your hand; rescue me from my enemies’ power, from those who persecute me.” (Psalms 31:16, Complete Jewish Bible)
In all our facets of life, one thing is certain. Our faithful God will always be faithful.
When I longed to be in service with a ministry back in the 1980’s, while the office manager of an office equipment dealer in Lansing, Michigan, little did I know that the Lord would answer my heart’s cry with the plans He already had in store. Not only would He place me in a Christian ministry having a worldwide effect on the nations, and in particular with a calling to bless Israel, but over these past 31 years, He actually had me work on staff with seven ministries.
Beginning with Derek Prince Ministries in 1987, by God’s design I was then asked in the years to follow to serve with six others - Mahesh Chavda Ministries/All Nations Church (Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda), Vision for Israel (Barry & Batya Segal), Covenant Keepers (Rex and Carolyn Johnson), Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham), Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and now Antioch International Church (Dr. Peter Wyns and Jesse Enns).
Who knows where the Lord will lead each one of us as we give ourselves to His purposes and plans? Only He can bring about such amazing orchestration, as He places each in His Body for the good and service of all. Truly we can and must fathom His ways.
“Can anyone fathom the spreading of the clouds, or the crashes that come from his canopy? See how he scatters his lightning over it and covers the roots of the sea. By these things he judges the people and also gives food in plenty. He gathers the lightning into his hands and commands it to strike the target. Its crashing announces its presence and apprises the cattle of what is coming.” (Job 36:29-33, CJB)
We can rest in the peace the Father gives as we offer Him our trust and walk in His ways. Those who seek after Him will know of His hand upon them, and can walk in the knowledge that even in times of trouble, uncertainty, or whatever comes our way, He gives assurance that He is orchestrating goodness and love in our midst, for protection, guidance, and provision for each member of His Body.
Today you can decide as always to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith (Hebrews 12:2). Trusting in Him will bring about the desires of your heart. He knows where He is taking us.
Shalom and ahava (peace and love in Hebrew).
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Now Think On This #354 - in the year of our Lord 10.03.18 – “Orchestration”, Wednesday, 10:00 am