Today I have been reminded of the story of Job in the Bible. It is an account that I often think of and indeed it even features in our Child Evangelism Training Course. Job suffered so much. The devil made things so difficult for him and took away so much from him. BUT, the devil could only do as much as God allowed. The Lord knew exactly how much Job could cope with and didn't allow the devil to go a step farther than Job was able to bear. God also knew just how much the trials would strengthen Job's faith and encourage his complete reliance upon a never failing God.
Perhaps today you are going through difficulties in your service for God; whether that is as Sunday School Teacher, Pastor, Wife, Bricklayer, Student, Mechanic, Father....the list is endless; we all have a place where God wants us to be. Be encouraged that God is still with you and knows exactly how you feel and what you are going through. I once read a quotation which said; "The path that leads over the most obstacles, provides the richest journey." This is so true. It is in the challenging days that we are drawn closer to God and learn lessons which will strengthen us for the future.
This week children have continued to be taught the Gospel in Western Kenya by our Children's Worker who is based in that area. Lessons have continued to be marked in Malaba and our worker in Nairobi has been communicating with a number of those who use our materials. In our office in Northern Ireland; volunteer applications, new materials for teenagers, preparation for 5 Day clubs and the production of a new booklet are just some of the tasks worked on this week.
God's Word never changes and it is more important than ever that we continue to share it with those we are in contact with. You may face some obstacles along the way...but it will be worth it when you reach your final destination and see others that you met along the journey.
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