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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Change in Direction


by Jimmy Tai-On Lin


Scripture Reading — Acts 16:1-10

What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. — Revelation 3:7

I have changed careers three times. While teaching school in Hong Kong, I felt called to be more equipped to serve the Lord, so I left my position to attend seminary in the United States. Little did I know that the Lord would prepare a pastoral vacancy back home for me by the time I graduated. Even further from my mind was that I would return to the States later to serve God in media ministry.
Summer is a good time for relocation and job changes. The weather is nice, and children are out of school for a few months. But how do we know if the change we are making is the right move? Or at the right time? Or in line with the will of God? In our reading from Acts today, Paul and his companions used their God-given wisdom and knowledge to plan a route for spreading the good news of salvation in Christ. Their work was all for God’s glory, but twice the Spirit prevented them. Then a door opened for them to go to Macedonia.....


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