November 21, 2021 · Bob Gass

God connects the dots

“Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass.” Isaiah 46:10 NLT

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One day a businessman called his wife to say that he was bringing a foreign visitor home for dinner. His wife had three children in school and one preschooler at home, so she had a full workload. But she consented, and the meal she prepared was both delicious and graciously served. The foreign guest, an important official in Spain, had a delightful time and thanked the couple repeatedly for inviting him and treating him to a home-cooked meal and an evening of family warmth and fellowship. Years later, friends of this family went to Spain as missionaries. But their work was brought to a standstill by government regulations. When this particular Spanish official got word that the missionaries were friends of the couple who’d hosted him in such a gracious manner, he used his influence to clear away the restrictions on their behalf. As a result, a vibrant and growing church was built in that province of Spain and people were won to Christ. Why? Because a busy wife and mother was willing to set an extra plate for a guest at her dinner table, and that guest proved to be a “kingdom connection.” Like a wise businessman, God sets the goal, then determines the plan required to reach it. In His Word He tells us, “I am God…declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure’” (vv. 9-10 NKJV). In other words, God connects the dots.

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