There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord. (Proverbs 21:30)
Once again as I prepare to convey the thoughts given to me by God's Spirit; I think what if someone else were to write the pastor's desk? If someone else were asked today to convey a brief yet in-depth view of God's word; what would they write? Would it be coupled with the actual experiences of God's power? Would the life of the inspired word be clearly illuminated?
Some years ago, I was greatly challenged at a fellowship gathering. I had seen an event take place that could not go unheeded. As pastor' I rebuked a young man for his dastardly deed. Immediately, one of his parents was quick to come to his defense. The issues are not important. However, others were quick to join in the cause and soon it looked as though the church would be split. Satan does not care how he gets his work done or who he uses. The plan was for all these brethren to stand up the following Sunday morning service and disrupt the same. They would demand me to repent to this young man, his parents and the church. It was a long week of grief. Tears were poured out before the Lord. I thought how all this time was being stolen from my service to God, his people and the church. Finally Sunday morning, about one hour before service, I received a phone call from the parent who had come to the boys' aid, expressing that they had rethought their actions and were withdrawing their threats. Once again, I thought how they wasted a whole week of my service for God's ministry. Some years later, an event happened in this boys' life that truly expressed how Father God viewed this whole matter.
There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. (Proverbs 19:21)
Dr. Thomas Snyder