Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Lord Always Has a Plan

As my tagline up above states my intention with taking over the writing at this site was to focus on the geography, writing, and history of the Bible. I also wanted to use the site as my own forum to study the Bible in relation to current times.

I also see this site as a mission field of sorts as it is a form of communication where people arrive as they are looking for all sorts of things on the Internet. My site meter indicates several visitors have stopped and stayed for a bit. Perhaps I’ve written something that has answered a question, proven a point for them, or informed them in some other way.

Recently in the sidebar I placed a link for readers who have questions regarding how to become a Christian. My private email is also available for readers who want to contact me but don’t want to leave a public message.

The other day a reader did just that….she sent me a private email to let me know that she had found my site at a time when she needed a lift. Originally she instituted a Google search for “the Bible in 50 words”, and that’s how she found my post on the subject. I originally posted it because I thought it was cute, and I didn’t want to lose it. Then my reader saw where I had begun to post Monday Music and she clicked on Chris Tomlin’s version of Amazing Grace. I’ll be honest here…..I began posting “Monday Music” as a way to have post that I didn’t have to write, and one where I could relive a bit of music we had sung at chuch the day before. My motives were purely selfish.

God had a plan at work the whole time.

Then my emailer wrote:

You see there is a young woman at our church that is in the hospital and needs every bit of prayer than anyone and everyone could offer up to the Lord on her behalf. Her name is R., and she has three little girls. She has Addison’s and was in the hospital last year as well. You can find more information about Addison’s here.

R. was admitted to the hospital Friday for more testing, and her father is asking for folks to pray specifically for:

1. wisdom for the doctors to get to the bottom of her problems
2. protection and safety while in the hospital
3. protection when the spinal tap for fluids is done
4. strength for the husband and other family members
5. a stopping of the onslaught of the enemy
6. provision for all the needs
7. especially for the children being moved here and there and separated from mom and dad

I believe God has another plan. He wants me to pray for R., and I have.

I will continue to pray for her.

I invite you to pray for R. as well. Why?

Because God has a plan. Perhaps it is the very reason why you are reading this at this very minute.

You were meant to.

I started this post recapping my plans regarding the focus of this site. I’m sure you would agree with me that God often moves through our selfishness when we least expect it. He certainly has in this instance. It would seem that I need to focus on the prayer aspect a bit more around here as well.

I invite you to leave prayer requests and praises in the comment section if you have a mind to, and I plan to build a link into the sidebar here for those types of request in the future.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you ever so much for posting this. I know how very grateful the family will be. Isn't it wonderful that even the little things in life God can use in a mighty way. Like posting The Bible in 50 words. I pray that all who lift her in prayer will be blessed abundantly.

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