Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm. – Proverbs 19:2, 21, 23
I recently read a book entitled “Finding God’s Will” by Kevin Bauder. Some may argue against God having a specific purpose for each person; yet, we see God’s purposeful hand at work in many examples from Scripture. The Psalmist reminds us that “God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet and light unto our path.” We have God’s Spirit working in us “to will and work for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). Each of us as living stones in the Church have a place prepared for us to occupy. Paul also writes, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
Bauder wrote: “God certainly does know what is best for each of His people. He certainly does wish the best for each of us. If God wishes the best for each believer while simultaneously knowing what is best, that is exactly to say that He has an individual will for each believer.” I am so grateful God often removed and superseded my plan with His perfect plan. Eternity will resound with the plan God prepared and fulfilled in each of His people.
How does FLBC fit into God’s will for our young people? Recent FLBC graduate Zachary Simonson is grateful for God’s guidance. “Wow. Did those two years go by quickly and now look at me, an FLBC alum. These have been among the best years of my life. I have seen myself grow in many ways and can only thank God for all He has done. I made some great lifelong friends and made many memories. More importantly, I grew in my faith and saw God working in my life.” We can’t go wrong praying, “Thy will be done.” We then rejoice to see it happen as we surrender to His plan.
Please join us in thanksgiving and prayer for:
- AFLC leadership, officers, staff, faculty, corporations and boards for wisdom and direction.
- Our Intercessor Prayer Team and supporters, thanking God for His past provision, protection and guidance and as we approach this coming academic year.
- FLBCS administration and staff to follow the Lord’s blueprint of the coming year.
- Our students as they are moved by God to attend FLBC and as they arrive on campus August 29th that their hearts might be prepared.
- Men who have responded to the Lord’s call to prepare for the pastorate at FLS. Continue to pray for more men.
- Students and alumni to find church homes away from homes and service opportunities.
- Summer Teams as they complete their ministry and safely return to campus.
- Remaining Alumni Picnics – for more information see flbc.edu/events. (Sioux Falls – August 6, Fargo – August 14)
Thank you for joining with us in the important part of His Kingdom’s work. Strengthening our relationship with the Lord is ultimately what keeps us connected to each other in the Kingdom as we fellowship and work together for His glory.
On behalf of our Intercessor Team,
Pastor Wayne Hjermstad
FLBC Congregational Connection Coordinator
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