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Waiting-A Dimension of Faith

September 30th, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – In First Samuel 22, verse 3, David made this statement to the king of Moab: “Would you let my father and mother come and stay with you until I learn what God will do for me?”

David was anointed to be the next king of Israel, but was on the run from the current king who was seeking to take his life.  David makes provisions for his parents to stay with one of King Saul’s adversaries. David also affirms that God has a plan for his life.  He just does not know how God will work out that plan for him, but he believes that one day God will reveal it to him as he trusts God with each step.  God has a plan for our lives to be His workmanship while we live on the earth.  We don’t know where the Lord will take us 20 years from now.   By faith, we might not see the future clearly, but we can trust in the One who does see our future clearly, and loves us sincerely. We can go forward with the confidence that He works out His redemptive purposes in the lives of those who follow Him.  We might not become a famous king, but by His grace, we can live a life that brings honor to the name of Jesus, the King of Kings.

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk


  1. Diane Garber
    October 1st, 2010 at 22:11 | #1

    I keep listening to the “feedback/giveback” announcements and tonight I decided to check out the
    blogs and I arrived at this one. God never ceases to amaze me.

    In our Study and Share group at Calvary we are learning about Mary from the book of Luke. We are
    walking through her struggles and her faith. My husband and I are struggling with God’s plan and
    direction for our lives right now. This was yet another word from God this week straight to my heart.
    I need to learn how to go forward with CONFIDENCE in God’s plan for my life.

    Thanks for posting this…God used you to bless me today! 🙂

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