Not in Vain

"As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."

Now that is a promise worth reading over several times just to take in the full meaning. There is the watering of the seeds and the production of a harvest. The promise is this: God's word is always accomplished exactly as he intends; it is never empty. Let us begin to pray for his word to go out from his mouth to the Dong people.

"Father of all-God-what we have here is of Thee; take our thanks and bless us, that we may continue to do Thy will." Father, we ask that you would use us, whether praying in a country far from the Dong or living out among them, as the instrument of your work. We ask that you would use us to begin to send your word out among the Dong people, but we do not yet understand how we can be used for such a grand and far off purpose. Instruct us in the way we should go forward.

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