GOD PAUSE: I've always loved the story of King Cyrus in the Bible. He is a picture of God working in a person even before knowing Him. What a picture of God's love and plan for you and me! Isaiah 45:5 says “I am the LORD, and there is no none else. There is no God except Me. I will embrace and arm you, though you have not known Me.” The heart of the Lord is to track you down, even drawing you to know Him. And once He embraces you in His welcome, he will equip and arm you for the work He has for you to do. His plan for your life is to somehow bless others. And in that process, they will come to know who God is. Dear Father, thank you for your welcoming embrace. And thank you for preparing us for our purpose in life. You will give us all we need to do that. Amen.
(Why not brighten someone's day by sharing this?)