Men are God’s Methods

September 7, 2006 — Leave a comment

“Men are God’s method”

Church Update
The rust protection is on the roof, and it’s already looking better! According to the last report, the new road is to be opened by mid- to late-September, bringing all sorts of traffic looking directly at our building. Pray that we use this exposure for God’s glory.

The Airport Authority has scheduled their next Public Hearing on the Airport Expansion Project for Wednesday, Sept 27 at 5:00p at Dickinson School.

Scriptural Thought of the Week

None of us likes to take on a project with no support. Even mavericks don’t like to go-it-alone on everything. God is looking for people who will fully give Him themselves so that He can more fully show Himself to them.

“The eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NASB) 

 


“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT) 

 


Quote of the Week

 

We are constantly on a stretch, if not on a strain, to devise new methods, new plans, new organizations to advance the Church and secure enlargement and efficiency for the Gospel. This trend of the day has a tendancy to lose sight of the man or sink the man in the plan or organization. God’s plan is to make much of the man, far more of him than of anything else. Men are God’s method. The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.

Quoted from: E. M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer (London and Edinburgh: Marshall, Morgan & Scott, LTD, 1907), p. 9. ISBN: 0802467296

 

Until next time,

Dan’l

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  1. I’d say better men and women.

  2. In this particular book, Bounds is discussing pastors in specific, so biblically he is rightly referring to males in those roles.

    However, in general, I agree: the need for both men and women to be more godly is undeniable.

  3. I applied both the scripture references and the Bounds quotation to myself, a woman. (What is with the word verification below?)

  4. God is searching the earth for as many people to fulfill His plan – regardless of their gender, nationality, status, etc. Frequently, we are told that “He is not a respecter of persons”. Bounds’ statement is true in the same regard – while we look for better ways of doing God’s work, He is looking for better people through whom He can do it.

    (The word verification is a protection method which stops automated spam posts.)

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