Tag Archives: Plan

A Purposed Change of Course

For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled. Revelation 17:17 (NIV)   Yesterday I was having coffee with my friend … Continue reading

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Letting Go of My Personal Timetable

“The Lord has done what he predicted through me.” 1 Samuel 28:17 (NIV) When I was a young man, I couldn’t wait to grow up. There is a natural progression of time and life, but there was something in me … Continue reading

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Perfect Timing; Respecting the Plan

“May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you.” - David (1 Samuel 24:12) “I know that you will surely be king and … Continue reading

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Striving Against Divine Design

Saul now urged his servants and his son Jonathan to assassinate David. But Jonathan, because of his strong affection for David, told him what his father was planning. 1 Samuel 19:1-2a (NLT) The story is downright Shakespearean. I’m surprised the … Continue reading

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The Long Road

“Please, come closer,” he said to them. So they came closer. And he said again, “I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into slavery in Egypt. But don’t be upset, and don’t be angry with yourselves for selling me to … Continue reading

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Timing is Everything

Pharaoh’s chief cup-bearer, however, forgot all about Joseph, never giving him another thought. Genesis 40:23 (NLT) Timing is everything. Over and over again I’ve seen this simple truth bear out along life’s journey. Wise King Solomon put it best in … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Hosea 9

My God will reject the people of Israel     because they will not listen or obey. They will be wanderers,     homeless among the nations. Hosea 9:17 (NLT) My morning routine is pretty well set. I get out of bed. I stagger … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 16

We can make our plans,       but the LORD determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9 (NLT) I never planned to be a businessman. I never planned to live in Pella, Iowa. I never planned to be divorced, nor remarried. I never planned to … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Zechariah 4

Then he said, “This is God’s Message to Zerubbabel: ‘You can’t force these things. They only come about through my Spirit….‘” Zechariah 4:6 (MSG) Through the journey I’ve been involved in many churches and many different ministries. In that time … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Leviticus 12

“If she can’t afford a lamb, she can bring two doves or two pigeons, one for the Whole-Burnt-Offering and one for the Absolution-Offering. The priest will make atonement for her and she will be clean.” Leviticus 12:8 (MSG) One of the … Continue reading

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