God’s Chosen Few
I know I shouldn’t be, but I am continually astounded by how the Lord orchestrates our lives. Just when you think something has gone south, that your world is coming to an end or you do not know how it will all work out, He shows up and calms the waters.
Over the last few weeks we have lost and then gained new contracts, renewed old ones, received phone calls, texts, emails and private messages seeking our services. His hand is all over us and what we do for Him in this business. It’s not because we are the smartest or brightest in the world of streaming, but because He has called us to impact those around us for His kingdom. ‘What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?’ Rom 8:31
Did I have doubt, yes, did we have concerns, yes, did I think at times that He may have forgotten us, certainly. Today I stand as a testament that in these times it is when He holds us the closest, that He literally carries us to the next stop on our journey. Hebrews 13:5-6 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
I can not imagine doing what we do without Him or the people He has brought us to work with and serve. This morning I stand in awe of our Lord and have only one thought, we serve a mighty God!
God’s Chosen Few
by Os Hillman
But those who suffer He delivers in their suffering; He speaks to them in their affliction. – Job 36:15
He was born with cerebral palsy in South Africa. He barely survived his birth. He did not walk until he was four years old. One leg was longer than the other and he could not speak well. For most of his life, his hands shook and he had little control over them. Feelings of rejection and bitterness at his plight were common occurrences during his growing-up years. During his school years, he was chastised by kids and generally rejected by society.
At age 17, his father felt led to take his son to a healing service. That night, the young boy’s leg divinely grew two inches. He no longer walked with a limp. Bradley met the Savior and began to grow in his intimacy with Him. God began to speak to him and show him things. Prayer became his source of comfort and strength. God gave him insights about people and situations, bringing blessing to all who encountered him. Today, this young man travels around the world as an internationally known intercessor and founder of a school of intercessory prayer. Literally hundreds of hours of knowledge about the way God speaks to His children have been birthed in and through this young man.
One evening Bradley walked forward in a meeting of about 40 workplace believers and handed a note to the leader during a Christian business conference. The note was for someone in the room, but Bradley did not know whom it was for. It was the last day of a 40-day fast for this writer. The message gave a specific description of what I had been experiencing the two years leading up to that night. Nobody would have known such details. I knew it was for me. It was a miraculous “telegram from God” that provided confirmation and encouragement of where God was taking me. God used one broken man to speak to another broken man.
God’s ways are not our ways. His preparation of His warriors seems cruel and hurtful at times. His ways are much higher than ours. Trust the God of the universe that He can orchestrate the events of your life when they seem the darkest.