God Has a Plan for Every Life
This is not the way I normally preach. I'm going to use this verse as a diving board. I'm going to hit it and then I'm going to go in a lot of different directions. I don't normally preach that way. I normally take a passage of scripture and work through it, but this is a little bit different because I am going to just share with you some personal things. I think you will indulge me at this point and allow me to do it.
I'm doing this in particular because of our young people. I want this to be an encouragement to them. I really do believe God has a plan for every life. I want them to understand that God has a wonderful plan for their life. If they will allow Him, God will use them in ways that they never imagined.
It says in Psalm 66, verse 16, "Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul."
When I was just a teenage boy going to youth camp, we had a number of choruses that we would sing. One of them said, "O, O, O what He's done for me. O, O, O what He's done for me; O, O, O what He's done for me. I never shall forget what He's done for me."
The Psalmist is basically saying that in this verse of scripture. "Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul."
This is not really about me tonight. It's about Him. What I'm going to say tonight, I am not bragging about myself. I am aware that anything and everything any of us do is not because of us, but it is because of Jesus, in the person of the Holy Spirit, in us.
We are taught clearly in scripture that we are to give our testimony. Another verse in the Psalms says, "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so." We are commanded in scripture to give our testimony.
Many of you give your personal testimony and you lead people to Christ and you tell them what God has done for you; and what God has done for you, He will do for others.
Stewart Hamlin ...
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