Faith walk: Encountering God

Dr. William P. Register, Pastor
Posted 3/15/17

There is a time, we know not when,

A place, we know not where,

That marks the destiny of men

To glory or despair.

-Addison Alexander

God has a meeting planned with you. He will …

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Faith walk: Encountering God

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There is a time, we know not when,

A place, we know not where,

That marks the destiny of men

To glory or despair.

-Addison Alexander

God has a meeting planned with you. He will encounter you at some point in time; at some planned place. And in that time and place, you will have the opportunity to make a decision that will impact your life for as long as you live.

This “time of destiny” is illustrated several times in the ministry of Jesus. He encountered the unnamed woman at the well of Samaria. It is very interesting that Jesus decided to travel through Samaria that day. The Israelites usually avoided Samaria. Even if it made a trip longer, they detoured around it.

The meeting with the woman of Samaria changed her life forever. It also changed the whole village where she lived. It was because the meeting, unexpected (but planned by God), between this woman and Jesus was a divine encounter. She could have rejected Jesus but she chose to accept Him. It is a fascinating story. Read it in the fourth chapter of the Gospel of John.

Another example of a divine encounter was the meeting between Jesus and the young man who was described as a “ruler” and “very rich.” This meeting ended in sadness for the man because he was unwilling to accept the offer of Jesus of eternal life! He made the wrong decision. It is in chapter 18 of the Gospel of Luke.

So, when that divinely planned meeting comes to you, make the right decision. And such a time will come for you. It will seem like an ordinary event or circumstance of the day. You will have the opportunity to make a decision that will change your life. Sometimes it will require a “Yes” and sometimes it will require a “No.”

In that moment, make the decision that honors God and it will be the right one!

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