Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”
Isn’t it remarkable how often we plan to do something and expect it to succeed without interruptions? However, when unexpected challenges arise, what happens? Sometimes we immediately think something is wrong and search for a way out. That’s precisely what happened to us in Cambodia. When our plans to visit a church were interrupted by the taxi driver getting lost, we immediately started figuring out what to do because the church had planned for us to be there to pray for the people. But unfortunately, we were on a path far from our destination, and the church service was starting. Time was ticking away, but we could do nothing to get there any quicker.
Despite our efforts to find the church through many phone calls and directions, we were still lost. So, we tried to strike up a conversation with the taxi driver during the long ride. But because of the language barrier, it was a little challenging. Finally, because so much time had been spent traveling together, he asked if he could wait for us and take us back to the hotel after church. Determined to make the most of the situation, we invited him to join us for the Easter service once we arrived. To our surprise, he had never heard of Jesus or the gospel or met a born-again believer. When we finally reached the Church, the sermon was getting ready to start, but we extended the invitation again, and the taxi driver accepted.
What a divine interruption and appointment. Witnessing this man’s first encounter with Jesus during an Easter service was incredible. And to top it off, the pastor was preaching on the death and resurrection of Jesus. Wow! Out of all the taxis in Cambodia, this is the one that picked us up from our hotel. What a wonderful Savior who saw that lost soul. He used a challenging situation and four women from America so the taxi driver could hear the gospel. As a result, he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior!
The Bible says, “There is no one else who has the power to save us, for there is only one name to whom God has given authority by which we must experience salvation: the name of Jesus.”
Acts 4:12 TPT
What an honor and privilege to spend the day with our new brother in Christ as we invited him to eat after church. What a loving and faithful Savior! Have you ever asked Jesus to save you? Today is the day of Salvation. He has come to give you abundant life and wants to provide you with His peace, peace the world cannot offer you. He loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you. He wants to lavish His Great Love upon you. Will you say yes to Jesus? He is the only Way, Truth, and Life; no one can come to Father God except through Jesus. JESUS IS CALLING YOU!