Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways.”
On March 24, 2013 (with the kickoff the next day), the PLUS ministry began with the first post entitled “The Responsibility of the Christian Citizen”. It was Lord-led from the outset and has been Lord-led ever since. Yet, I have to admit that it has not followed the path that I originally expected.
I expected a widespread, immediate, and visible impact. I expected word-of-mouth to quickly spread among Bible-believing Christians and through Bible-believing churches. I expected Christians to begin lunchtime prayer groups to encourage others to join in this needful ministry. I expected regular, daily prayer for our nation to be preached from pulpits in every corner of our land. I expected a grassroots up swell of American Christians who were faithful in prayer and faithful in action for our nation. I still expect all of these things, though they haven’t yet come to fruition.
Yet, the Lord reminds me on a regular basis that He is the midst of this ministry and that it is having the impact on a timetable that He intends. I am reminded by a God-given thought for a post. I am reminded by the encouragement of a friend. I am reminded by a story about others praying. I am reminded by an anecdote of the use of posts for devotions and curriculum. I am encouraged by all of these things and praise God for them! After all, His ways are far higher than my ways.
PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD LIVE FAITHFUL LIVES, ACKNOWLEDGING THE SUPERIORITY OF THE LORD’S WAYS. Even when our life paths don’t unfold in a textbook manner, the Author has a far superior chapter awaiting us all. It will play out according to His thoughts and according to His ways, and they are much higher than we can even imagine.