Paul David Tripp wrote; “So much of our praise to the Lord is limited to the moments when we have determined that what he has done is good: The times of physical healing, financial provision, improved circumstances, restored relationships, or solved problems. In these situations, we praise God for his faithfulness. But what does all of this communication miss? The fact is that God is active in every moment of our lives, and that he brings all things into our lives for our redemptive good.”
Paul the apostle tells us; “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose”. Romans 8:28
This is really a demanding teaching if we apply it to all aspects of our lives that happen in a day. But what a change in perspective when we obey the scripture and do what it teaches! Instead of immediately grumbling, we have the choice to step out of the moment and see that God is using this “bad” situation or circumstances to show us what is in our hearts and to change us. When we remember, (as Romans 8 puts) that God is working in all things to conform us in to the image of Jesus Christ, it puts trials in perspective. Then we can truly thank him for doing His work in our lives.
The year 2015 had its share of challenges and difficult circumstances; but we do agree with Apostle Paul that all things worked together for our good because we are called according to His purpose. We look past the sunshine and simple daily provisions and see God’s hand at work in every situation.
We truly have much to PRAISE God for as we reflect on what He has done. We were able to avail over 32,000 bibles to our partners that included churches, schools, prisons etc. We also trained 64 church planters resulting to planting 71 new churches.
Our target this fiscal year is to engage 30,000 bibles, train 40 church planters who will plant equal number of churches. I thank our partners and sponsors for the support and look forward to continued partnership.
“I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All good of the world is communicated to us through the book” Abraham Lincoln
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