On Sunday Morning March 16th 2008 We face a lot of difficulties. We had prepared video, PowerPoint slides, special songs, a lot of multimedia involved to better project the most important message HIS WORD, but for our surprise there was no electricity here in San Isidro. What could you do or say when you have around 200 people for worship and you find that there is no electricity to do what we had planned. I can share that I was not taught what to do Sunday morning when there is no light (should be included in the minister's manual).
God used all of His church family to work together and none panicked but came together and brought generators so we could heat up the meal and the inflatables. I was able to see that His plans are better than mine. The Lord spoke to my heart and said "What is it that you need the most music, multimedia, bulletins or my presence and my spoken word?". Then it hit me that the songs, videos and slides can never compare the need of HIS PRESENCE AND SPOKEN WORD and the rest is not indispensable.
I learned that when things do not go my way, my duty is not to question the Master but to let Him lead the way, that His ways are better than mine.
My challenge today for you is that every time you face difficulties remember Jesus is on the Throne and He is the same Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
Isaiah 55:8-11 NLT
8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. 10 “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry.11 It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
Following His Steps,
Pastor Ricardo Brambila