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Not Really My Plan

“For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake.”
Acts 9:16

I was watching a few television sermons several days ago. The one thing that stood out was that it was very positive and motivational. This is very good and important but stories of Joseph and his rise and the verse in Jeremiah 2...

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Daily: 29 Aug 2016

“For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake.”
Acts 9:16

I was watching a few television sermons several days ago. The one thing that stood out was that it was very positive and motivational. This is very good and important but stories of Joseph and his rise and the verse in Jeremiah 29:11 about God’s plans to prosper us are used as the norm for the Christian life. I am reminded of Paul’s conversion and how God said it was Paul’s Christian destiny to suffer for Him. It is really difficult to blanket the Christian life as only blessing or only pain, it has both and this is the reality of life.

God has saved us, given us heaven as a blessing and the time that we have on earth we need to live for Him. May we always be reminded that whatever our lot, God has taught us to say, it is well with my soul. Whether we suffer or whether we are blessed may we honour God.

Prayer: Lord thank You for saving me and thank You that I can serve You in the good times and the bad.
Amen.

by Rev. Kenneth Claassen

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