God is over there too

  • Ezekiel 1:3 (NKJV) …the word of the Lord came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the River Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was upon him there.

As you may know, Sonja and I are in a major transition time in our lives.  After almost 20-years of being privileged to serve the great Fort Mill Church of God as pastors and after serving as pastors for 36-years (our entire lives together) we are now moving to an entirely new and different type of ministry.

While we are at peace that we are in the center of God’s will I must admit there are still many mixed emotions and uncertainties.

However, the above verse ministered to me today (and hopefully to you also).  Ezekiel found himself in a similar (though far worse) situation.  God had sent him to a foreign land with strange customs and pagan ways, far away from all that was familiar and comforting.  Yet (you must get this), “the hand of the Lord was with him there.”

Remember this and count on it: When you move God moves with you; He will never forsake you or leave you but go with you all the way.

Maybe you are feeling like a stranger in a foreign land today and maybe you needed to be reminded of that.

And by the way, recently I read a prayer by a pastor of yesteryear (Joseph Parker, 1830-1902) and he made this statement which touched me so much; he prayed, “Wilt Thou look graciously upon the strangers that are within our gates and grant them a home blessing.”

That is my prayer and wish for you today…

  • The ONE THING for today: May God grant you a “home blessing.”
May God grant you a
May God grant you a “Home Blessing”

9 thoughts on “God is over there too

  1. Dear David and Sonja,

    I am so happy for you! And proud to call you a part of my family!

    I look forward to hearing more about this move!

    Love, Aunt Bernice




  2. Pastor, this morning I saw a quote I had written down on 11-10-11. Thought it was a good one for you guys now:

    When you are obedient to God you will not fail. –Pastor David L. Kemp


  3. Maybe He is expanding your territory! He promised to never leave or forsake, He is the Shepard and we are His sheep, no other voice will we follow! Trust The Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.


  4. We are so glad your “expanded territory” is closer to ours! Yet, I must be truthful and say that all I ask of God is that my son will be in the center of God’s will wherever that may be. With God directing you closer to our home is a blessing which I give God all the praise and credit for. We love you and know that God has been preparing you all through the years for this time in your ministry.

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