God has a plan! Jeremiah 29:11
Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
As I draw closer to God I become more reliant on Him. I recognise how God needs to be in control, how I need to trust that God will act in my life. And as God acts I need to make sure that I keep my focus on Him, that I continue to give glory and praise to Him.
Yesterday I made my second presentation at the international conference in Malaysia. Like my first presentation the internet was down as I was preparing to speak, an issue given the presentation included showing them how God is working on Facebook! So I stepped up to speak aware that the internet connection had not been working for at least an hour before I spoke; myself and a number of people prayed in earnest. As I was being introduced the internet came on allowing me to show them the Bible page and how God is working on the internet! I recognise this is a small miracle, but still an important one as I know that God has a plan for me, and I was trusting that the Holy Spirit’s power would be revealed.
So I continued my talk and at one point I posted the above Jeremiah passage on the Bible page and within minutes there were more than 50 comments (there are now 1,056 comments). I continued speaking about the amazing ministry happening around the Bible page when one of the people in the audience interrupted me.
He asked me whether he could read out one of the comments as he was on the Bible page on his own laptop. A little nervous I handed the microphone over to him wondering whether he was going to read something negative.
This is what he read, posted by a young girl:
What a beautiful gift this message has just brought me. I couldn’t stop crying and I felt totally lost, and then just now, right in this moment, this popped up on my screen, and although I am still crying, I’m crying because I know he’s listening.
I was overcome with emotion, amazed at how this simple act of posting a Scripture on a website had spoken to this girl on the other side of the world. God loves that girl and has a plan for her to give her hope and a future. Together we prayed for her, asking God to continue to work in her life. Again we had witnessed God at work!
As I draw close to God I am seeing more and more God at work in people’s lives. And in a small way I am part of this. God has a plan for me, a plan to minister to people through the internet. Though this is a new kind of ministry, I have seen time and time again that God does work on the internet.
Praise God!! May all that I do glorify Him.
God bless! Rev Mark
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