play_arrow

keyboard_arrow_right

Listeners:

Top listeners:

skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
chevron_left
volume_up
chevron_left
  • cover play_arrow

    Premier Christian Radio Your voice of hope!

Daily Devotionals

Day 29 – Issue 40

todayMay 1, 2015 2

share close

Be Still Know

Romans 15.23-24 NLT

‘But now I have finished my work in these regions, and after all these long years of waiting, I am eager to visit you. I am planning to go to Spain, and when I do, I will stop off in Rome. And after I have enjoyed your fellowship for a little while, you can provide for my journey.’

Paul’s love for the church in Rome is very clear and he can’t wait to visit them. I love the way in which he sets out his strategy so clearly. He was always looking to develop the mission of the church and so, having paid them a visit, he then aimed to go to Spain to preach the gospel. And in order to enable that mission to succeed he would be looking to the Roman church to support him in this. These few verses give us an insight into Paul’s heart and his plans, but, as we all know, it didn’t work out in the way that he had hoped. His first task was to go to Jerusalem in order to take the money that he had collected for the relief of the famine victims. He knew that that would be a potentially dangerous journey. His presence in Jerusalem was never going to be widely welcomed. In the event he was arrested and for the next few years he was a prisoner and so when he did finally arrive in Rome it was under armed guard.

We can learn so much from Paul. I believe that we should be inspired by his passionate mission heart and his careful planning. But we should also remember that things don’t always work out in the way that we plan. We need to be humble before God and recognise that, even if things don’t work out in the way that we hope and plan, God is still God and his plans will triumph in the end. When things go in the opposite way from our plans it can be deeply discouraging. We can feel that we have failed. In such times we need to keep our eyes firmly fixed on the Lord, knowing that we are ultimately secure in his hands.

Question: How would you respond if your life plans suddenly changed?

Prayer: Loving Father, thank you that our lives are in your hands. Help us to have complete confidence in you, whether or not life works out in the way that we had expected. Amen

Listen via Podcast

Get it on podbean

LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS

SUBSCRIBE ON PODBEAN

LISTEN ON SPOTIFY

Get the rss feed

AVAILABLE ON STITCHER

LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS

PODCAST RSS

 

Or via your preferred podcast platform here

Written by: Matt Weet

Rate it

Previous post

Interviews

Pastor Jo Naughton’s soul detox challenge

Inspirational Breakfast with Esther Higham It seems like barely a minute goes by without the newspapers reporting a new fad diet, celeb cleansing craze or something similar. However, what about cleansing our soul?Pastor Jo Naughton popped in to speak to Inspirational Breakfast about her '30 Day Detox for Your Soul'. Toxic mindsets, influences and attitudes all have an impact on our our self-esteem and our relationship with God. How can […]

todayApril 30, 2015 28 3


0%