Suggested Reading: 1 Samuel 9-10
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Key Verse: 1 Samuel 10:9
So it was, when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, that God gave him another heart; and all those signs came to pass that day.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, how often I have been perplexed, frustrated in not finding what I think I’m looking for, when all along You had everything under Your guidance. I pray for a deeper understanding of Your overarching providence, and for a simpler faith in Your promise to “work all things after the counsel of Your will.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
I’ve just read all of Ephesians, chapter one as my New Testament reading for today. What assurance! (click here).
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day and I’ve been thinking back on a Crossroads/100 Huntley Street outreach to Ireland called, “To Ireland With Love.” Violence was raging between ungodly Protestant and Roman Catholic factions, so we determined to send a team of Christians, RC’s and Protestants to work with local groups of Christians who were fasting and praying for God to intervene. Fr. Bob MacDougall, a Jesuit priest on our team, was our main preacher in Protestant churches. The churches were packed and hundreds came forward at his invitation to receive Jesus as Saviour and Lord. Not long after those days, the powers of hell were driven back and a time of tranquility and evangelism emerged.
I can’t remember why I was in Winnipeg back in 1976. I may have been looking for donkeys, but that was the occasion when I first met Bob MacDougall. He had let it be known amongst the charismatic prayer meetings that he was to perform an exorcism and he wanted a pentecostal preacher to accompany him. I ended up as that preacher after I had heard his personal testimony. That day, God delivered an immigrant man from Brazil, who had become deeply involved in voodooism. The rest is history. Bob worked with me full-time for 15 years. He’s in the immediate presence of the Lord now but I wanted you to hear him from the past on a video. If I can’t arrange it in the next couple of days, I’ll provide a link.
Yours for God’s intervention while looking for donkeys,
P.S. Pope Francis is a Jesuit. I trust that he is a Fr. Bob MacDougall kind of Jesuit.