I love that verse. Called for a purpose. That day is vivid at age 12, sitting beside my young dying mum's bed, telling her with fully understood ]purpose'- that “when I grow up I have to go to Africa”-'My promise for the field' already written in pencil capitals in the margin beside psalm 91. All I knew was, when that day came I had to be ready to drop everything and leave everyone. I did. With my sweetest mum safe in the arms of the angels I kissed her goodbye, and 5 hours distance away, five minutes after arrival in a strange crowded city - a tall man approach me and spoke. Out of all the people on the planet, in the most ever unlikely place to be at that same corner, the journey had begun in absolute Faith. I explained 'we wouldn't be together by the time I was about 30, but that didn't worry him, and on arrival at his mother's home in Africa, he pointed to a large long picture of a +- 5 y.o. exclaiming,“I told my mother I'm going to find and marry her!”[my own 'likeness' was uncanny.\<quoted text> Absolutely my friend, no matter how bad things may seem in the natural, so long as God is with us it will work out to our advantage, for we walk by FAITH and not by SIGHT.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
And Ja... he died without warning of a heart attach when I was 30... but I was called with a purpose and stayed, and carried on loving God with all our heart, soul, strength, and might and understood, my neighbor – the people – I loved also. Today, just the location has changed.
Well... you can have your ears back now my friend, but witness of this Faith is worth singing about. It IS true that all things work together for good, for His purpose, when we trust His calling! But then again... that kind of dedication can be misinterpreted, not understood, and like a disease, misdiagnosed. But all the 'miss – es' in the world cannot subtract from.
Take Care Brother and God Bless.
John 4: 23 “But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship Him.”