God Will Provide By Fred Pruitt

Daily Thoughts
God Will Provide

By Fred Pruitt
My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering (Genesis 22:8) 
What has so powerfully overwhelmed me is the word “HIMSELF.” 
Let’s not forget the Lamb IS GOD. God to the rescue out of the utter weakness and vulnerability and willingness-to-be-killed of a little helpless lamb. 
And let’s not forget that we are not separate from our Father, Who sends us as lambs to the slaughter. 
Yet not we, but He. 
But being sent like a lamb to the slaughter feels like separation. Feels like divine abandonment (not the good kind). The sense of having been abandoned by God. 
But we nevertheless walk on. The word of faith we have heard and spoken inwardly energizes us and propels us onward to an unseen impossible goal. To live. 
At the last minute no separate lamb appears. GOD HIMSELF is the Lamb who comes out of nowhere and TAKES DEATH UNTO HIMSELF. In apparent separation (in our minds) we think we are going down to die, and hope is like a wispy dream, but at the last minute ANOTHER comes to take the death. 
GOD will provide HIMSELF — as a lamb. 
And the risen Son who is ourselves will be the seed that blesses all nations. 
God has only provided ONE thing in the universe: Himself. He is the Source out of which everything not only appears, but is held up as a Living Reality moment by moment. 
Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth I desire beside thee. My heart and my flesh faileth, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever. (Ps 73:25,26) 
Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to GIVE you the kingdom. (Luke 12:33)
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Louisville Mens’ Weekend 2017

Louisville Ladies and Gents 2017

What a beautiful time was enjoyed by all who attended the annual Louisville mens weekend at the home of the Buntings.

The theme of the weekend was AS HE IS SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD, the last part of John’s verse in 1 John 4:17.

Sadly one of our Louisville family Janis Pruitt was sick, but thank God she is recovering, and thankfully her husband Fred was able to join us for some of our time together. We were joined by many beautiful sons and daughters of the living God.

Paul, Ken, Me (Tony), David and John at Waffle House

Paul Anderson-Walsh came over for the weekend from London, and many other nice chaps came from all over the USA to visit. Paul hosted a few “Live from Louisville” broadcasts via Facebook live.

Other’s included Steve, Dan, Bruce, Dean, Ken, Mic, Ray, Boyd, John, Gary, Fred, Barry, Wade, Wayne, David and Burt. David insisted on eating at The Waffle House (WH) and making sure we did too. David presented Paul with a celebration mug from the WH.

Last but not least, I want to say a big thank you to the ladies, who not only graced us with their presence on Sunday morning, but hosted and fed us throughout our time together: Judy, Harriett, Linda, Rachel, Dee Dee, Donna, and Glenda.

Hope you enjoy listening to the recordings of what was shared [If you play in the browser, please wait a few minutes for the audio file to load before it plays. You can download a zip file with all the recordings here.].

These are Paul Anderson-Walsh‘s “Live from Louisville” videos [they will play on Facebook]:

And, hear what Wayne Kraus put together after his visit – YES I AM: