Senior Pastor’s Devotional
Day 105 Recovery Movement Control Order – “Strategic Psalm 91 Watch”
“Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.”
Many achievements in life have come from a setback, an accident, or some kind of crisis or even suffering.
For instance, the first cars had to be started by cranking the motor by hand. At times the engine would “kick” back the crank handle. This happened to Charles Kettering and it broke his arm.
“There must be a safer way to start cars than this,” Kettering reasoned and he went on to invent self-starters for cars.
Jacob Schick was prospecting for gold where the temperature fell to 40 degrees below zero. He had a hard time trying to shave with a blade without sufficient hot water—so he invented the first electric shaver.
Eugene O’Neill – playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature had no specific goal or aim in life until he became ill and hospitalized with tuberculosis. While lying flat on his back he began to write his plays.
So, when things go wrong in your life and you experience a major setback, lose your job, or have something unforeseen happened, perhaps God has something for you to learn, or something else he wants you to do. The important thing is to be open to what God is saying.
True – disasters happen because we live in a broken, sinful world. Sometimes, however, a disaster is “God’s wake-up call” to teach us an important lesson, to help us grow, or to lead us in a different direction.
Most of us are not going to be struck down like Saul [Paul] was and hear a voice from heaven, and be left blind for three days when God calls. Some of us, though, who are hard-headed have to be “hit over the head” for God to get our attention. But for most of us God leads through his Word, our circumstances, and through a “still small voice” within that gives us a sense of what God wants us to do.
May something good and beautiful come out of your current situation that His name will be praise and you to be blessed.
Pastor Lawrence Yap