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Everyone at some point in their life needs a helping hand, a kind word or even some divine intervention. CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd. is a Christian owned and operated company that believes in fellowship and the power of prayer. If for any reason today you need an extra boost, we would be honored to add you to our prayer list and pray for you. This is held in the highest confidence and only Al Banner the President and Dave Cowherd the Chief Engineer and CEO of CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd. will be sent this information. Your name and email are optional, we encourage you to share your prayer request with us today and put the power that God has given each and every one of us to good use. May God bless you.
 

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Devotion

After Obedience - What?

"And straightway He constrained His disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side..." Mark 6: 45-52.


We are apt to imagine that if Jesus Christ constrains us, and we obey Him, He will lead us to great success. We must never put our dreams of success as God's purpose for us; His purpose may be exactly the opposite. We have an idea that God is leading us to a particular end, a desired goal; He is not. The question of getting to a particular end is a mere incident. What we call the process, God calls the end.

What is my dream of God's purpose? His purpose is that I depend on Him and on His power now. If I can stay in the middle of the turmoil calm and unperplexed, that is the end of the purpose of God. God is not working towards a particular finish; His end is the process - that I see Him walking on the waves, no shore in sight, no success, no goal, just absolute certainty that it is all right because I see Him walking on the sea. It is the process, not the end, which is glorifying to God.

God's training is for now, not presently. His purpose is for the minute, not for something in the future. We have nothing to do with the after wards of obedience; we get wrong when we think of the after wards. What men call training and preparation, God calls the end. God's end is to enable me to see that He can walk on chaos of my life just now. If we have have a further end in view, we do not pay sufficient attention to the immediate present: if we realize that obedience is the end, then each moment as it comes is precious.



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