Posted by: everynation | September 21, 2009

God is at Work

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by Tim Johnson

God is at work in our lives to fulfill His promise of faithfulness.  We see in scripture the journey of the children of Israel…

When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea.  The Israelites went up out of Egypt armed for battle. – Exodus 13:17-18

God rerouted the path of the Israelites, much like He does in our lives.  We think, “I should have got that promotion,” or “this relationship didn’t work out the way I wanted it to,” or “I should be married by now.”  But God knows sudden promotion or wealth could destroy our family or there are some wounds that still need healing so we may not be ready to be married.  God knows what is best for us and before He can give us certain things He most grow us spiritually and humble us.  He could give us anything that our hearts desire but God is more concerned about us being people who can handle the things He wants to entrust us with.  God desires that we be people that trust Him because we rest in His faithfulness.  God created man on the sixth day, and rested on the seventh day.  So mans’ first day was the day of God’s rest.  God wants everything we do to come out of us resting in His faithfulness not from our striving.

Tim Johnson is a former football player and the founder of Orlando World Outreach Center.  He lives with his wife, Le’Chelle, and thier family in Windermere, Florida.

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