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What a fantastic mission trip! It was wonderful…at equal times, hard to come home from it, yet I was glad to be home! I’ll try to share more on that over the next few posts. It’s good to be back! Pray for me as I go back to work (it’s kind of hard to go back to the valley after being on the mountain-top, but the bills got to get paid!)

verse 1: “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the church of God which is at Corinth with all the saints who are throughout Achaia:”

Note the phrase “by the will of God”. The Holman commentary I use states that “Paul’s apostolic position came by the will of God, not by human authorization….he was appointed directly by God.”

Nothing escapes the will of God; He doesn’t “fall asleep at the switch”. Even Jesus prayed that the Father’s will be done during the hours leading up to His crucifixion. We need to pray that God’s will be done in our lives every day. In my opinion, it’s okay to pray for things to happen or to pray that we could receive certain things…if it be God’s will. We also need to remember to pray for God’s strength and peace as we go through our daily lives; this helps in dealing with those items today that maybe weren’t part of our will…but were part of God’s.

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