Leslie White - 1st Oak Lodge Convention - Thursday afternoon, 2005

I have been thinking of God's work in the different ones that He uses, and His work is never finished. Those men like Abraham, God called him out and promised him a land. He died an old man, at 175 years old and he was full, and God's work wasn't finished. He hadn't received what he had been promised. He really didn't own any of it yet, but he had finished his work and he could rest and he was full. Now in the eyes of men he wouldn't have seemed full; a hundred years in the land that he never possessed; that was promised to him and his seed, but Oh he had faith, he was the friend of God and he walked with God. He was full, because it wasn't the land that was here, that he was living for, that's why he was full; it wasn't anything of this earth, it was something that was up in Heaven. That service goes on, Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, then when they died - Jacob called his sons and he could say to Joseph, "I'm going to die, but you go on; you go in."  And you know, he said this; Jacob said to Joseph, I'm going to give you two portions. Joseph in that land had two portions; Ephraim and Manasseh, two of his sons."  He said, "I'm giving you two portions in there."  He said, "I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my bow and with my sword," yet he didn't have any of that, so what did he mean? I'm giving you two portions; and they were going to go into that land; I've fought for that.  They hadn't gotten there yet, so what did he mean? He meant that all of those nations that they fought, had a meaning, and we are still fighting the same enemy. Jacob fought and he got victory, and we are still fighting the self same enemy. So the story goes on and God had a plan, and I was thinking about the wonderful story in Exodus; the story about Moses and how how he walked in his day; he walked with God, and again the work wasn't finished but God's work goes on, and when that story begins they're a slave people. God's people are slaves down there in Egypt, and they don't have any hope of freedom. At that time Joseph had died, and he told them in the chapter before; the last chapter of Genesis, "I'm dying, but don't leave my bones here; you take my bones with you."  He died, and this is maybe a hundred and forty or fifty years later, and there was then a Pharaoh; a king who didn't know Joseph. Joseph was in favour, but now, this king didn't know Joseph and these people of God are being afflicted. Do you remember what happened then when they were afflicted? They multiplied. The more they were afflicted, the more they multiplied, and it still is that way. Affliction will drive His  people to seek God; to seek the help of God. The more the Egyptians afflicted them the more they grew. Pharaoh said, "These people are getting to be more than us, and if an enemy comes then they will join with the enemy and we're going to be defeated," so do you remember what he said? "We  will kill all the little boys."  He made a decree to kill all the little boys. All the little boys were to be thrown in that river; the River Nile. The only hope those people seemed to have, was that they were going to be exterminated. Was God going to let His people be exterminated? No! God had said to Abraham, "Leave your country and your kindred and I'm going to take you into a land; you won't get it all now," but God said, "I will bless you and I will make you a blessing."  He knew that wherever he was going, God would bless him and make him a blessing even where he didn't know where. Now God may lead us somewhere; He may ask us to go somewhere this year; He may ask us to take some steps and we don't know were it's going to lead us, but could we believe this, that God will bless us if we do it and make us a blessing?  He believed that and Abraham went out, not knowing where he was going, so God told Abraham, "I'll make your seed like the sand on the seashore, (That was in the typical blood relationship), and I'll make your seed like the stars in the sky."  We don't know how many stars are in the sky, but there are a lot (I haven't found your Southern Cross yet, I haven't been out looking at night time) I look at the stars a little bit and as far as we know even with all the telescopes and so on, they just go on and on and on. We don't know the amount of sand on the seashore, but after all these years, Abraham's seed is like the sand on the seashore and like the stars in the Heavens. These people now are in bondage and are going to be exterminated, but God has made a promise.   

In that first chapter of Exodus, the enemy is trying to exterminate them and afflicting them, but they grow. Then I'm going to read something in the fifteenth chapter, so from that time when they are afflicted and made to serve with rigour and they are under a lot of stress. We've heard about being busy, and it is a busy time, but we need rest. These people, when  Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to let them go, remember what Pharaoh said? "They are idle, that's the trouble," he said. "They are too idle, give them more to do."  Satan is still like that, just get them more busy, so then they still had to make the same amount of bricks and gather their own straw, and Satan is still that way. He just wants to keep us busy; and as somebody said in their testimony here today, "It's not doing bad things, but just being too busy."  That's what Satan loves to do, he loves to even have us servants to be just too busy, maybe doing good things; maybe things that seem like good things for the Kingdom, but just too busy and not taking the time for God.   

We move on from that position to the song in Exodus 15: Now, they had just came through the Red Sea, and in this fifteenth chapter of Exodus, twelve times the Lord is mentioned. Now, they didn't know Him by that name Jehovah when they started out. (We read of that in the sixth chapter.) "I am the Lord: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty (EL SHADDAI), but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them," and that's the God that is going to remember the promises that you are going to enter into now. That's the Lord. Now they had gone through the Red Sea and so twelve times in this chapter they mentioned it. "Then sang Moses and the Children of Israel this song unto the Lord."  Then they spake saying "I will sing unto the Lord for He hath triumphed gloriously: The horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and song, and He hath become my Salvation: He is my God and I will prepare Him an habitation; My father's God, and I will exalt Him. The Lord is a man of war: The Lord is His name. Pharaohs chariots and his host hath He cast into the sea: His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea. The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom like a stone. Thy right hand, O Lord is become glorious in power: Thy right hand O Lord hath dashed in pieces, the enemy. And in the greatness of thy excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: Thou senteth forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together."  (Just think of it.)  "God blew with His nostrils," and then it says this , "The floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea. (The waters turned to jelly), the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea."  The enemy said, "I will pursue," and Pharaoh came after them and then they were drowned. It tells about what God had done, and then it says about what God was going to do. They were so happy with the victory then, but there has to come a time when we get a victory like this too; that has to be. When we come out of this world, we have to get an understanding of who this God is and what He can do; otherwise we won't make it; it has to be. Later on in this song, there is something. Now, I'm not a singer or able to make up songs. You've heard about Sam Jones and I've heard about him and he's written so many of our hymns, and some people are just like that, and they've put something into those hymns that we have. You can put things into poetry and songs, but you can't always put into words just what is in your Soul. It's marvellous how some people are gifted that way, that's why this is a song. They just had to say "God has gloriously triumphed," they had that confidence that He is God, and now (I hope this is the way you are going to see it), and you read it yourself sometime just like I'm going to read it now.   

God has done all this for us; all these things and were not just going to sing this song, but we're going to conquer these lands. Now right at this time after this great victory, they felt "We can take on any thing." They're not in this land; they're just on their way (It took forty years, so they didn't get as much victory as they should have, but they did finally get there), but just at this time they thought they could conquer all of those lands; God is for us, and He will conquer. You know what they said? They said in the thirteenth verse, "Thou in thy mercy hast led forth thy people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy Holy habitation," and here is what they said, (and it shows that they expected more great victories). "Sorrow shall fall upon the inhabitants of Palestina. Then the  Dukes of Edom shall be amazed and the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away. Fear and dread shall fall upon them; By the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O Lord, till thy people pass over, which thou hast purchased. Thou shalt bring them in and plant  them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established. The Lord shall reign for ever and ever."  That's what God can do, giving victories and Moses told them later in Deuteronomy, "When you get in there and you start fighting those enemies, and you think that you can't conquer them, (and that's how it is going to be sometimes, when you see some things ahead, and you think I can't do it), then you remember what God can do."  

Little children can make their choice, and I think God accepts that. I heard about one who Professed just this year and this young one was nine years old, and some little ones Profess even younger than that. I remember once some who gave their hearts to God even younger than that, and I think God accepts that; and He loves that, but there has to come a time even then, when they face extermination, and they feel bound. There was a girl about nineteen who professed when she was six years old, but later got resentment in her heart towards this Truth of God. She went out some years ago now, and the relationship she had went from worse to worse. I won't say any more about this story, but just this:  she was like these people; they were slaves; they were in bondage, and all their strength was given to Pharaoh; the god of this world, and he takes and takes. Satan is the god of this world and he's holding people in bondage, and they are held captive all of their lives until the stronger One comes, Jesus, and sets them free. We all must come though that experience, when we feel there is nothing in ourselves and we fail again and again, but we only have the arm of flesh that we just sang about, "The arm of flesh dishonours thee."  God doesn't care about our human strength, and when we come to the place where we feel we have no strength or might, then God can work. They came to the place where they were to be exterminated, then they cried to God to free them because they knew He can do it, and He did it. Now, Moses was the conspicuous one - Here they are, singing after they had crossed the Red Sea, but first, let's go back a bit.   

How did they get across that Red Sea, how did they get across? You know the story, but Moses is the conspicuous one here, and when we read this story think of this. We read about this Moses; this power; this courage; this fellowship with God, but when those people were so discouraged he could keep on. He had his fellowship with God, but remember this, there was a man, Amram, and his wife Jocabed and they were true to God; they believed in God, and they brought into this world a little boy that was called Moses. They nurtured him and they protected him, and they brought him up. When the books are all written, and when we read in Hebrews; that eleventh chapter of Hebrews, of all of those who walked by faith, we read about those parents of Moses, that they didn't fear the wrath of the king. This little boy came into the world, and when the books are all written like we were saying, that's going to be recorded too. Some people say we are going to know people up there and so on, and I like to think we will too, and not only these people we get acquainted with here, like Moses, but there are going to be mums and dads; just simple humble people, that brought into this world and nurtured, and protected their little ones. They always encourage me. People I know now, yes, some people are prominent; conspicuous; leaders who have died in the Faith, but also faithful souls; souls that prayed and wept. Who are some of these? I loved to hear the testimony of a young sister this morning. Telling of her mother and grandmother, wonderful; wonderful. There's a story behind all these things, and God is working; and like I said, He's working and when one servant dies another comes on, but God is working and working for that day that we've heard about, when Jesus will have His beautiful bride.   

We'll go back then to when this little boy is born, and that mum and dad, they didn't fear the wrath of the king, because as I said, they believed in God and they hid that little boy as long as they could; they hid him for three months. I don't know how they did that, as these little fellows can make a lot of noise. When I was coming over on the plane we had to cover our ears once, because there was a little boy and he had such a piercing cry. How did they keep hiding little Moses for three months then? That I don't know, but he was born and they didn't fear the wrath of the king; they weren't going to drown him so they kept him as long as they could, and that's what faithful parents will do. They keep their little ones as long as they can, and then when they had to put him out into the river, well, you know the story, the mother made that little ark; a little boat to put him in. You children will have all heard this story, and mothers have an awful lot to do in putting protection around their little children, and that's why God planned for mothers to be in the home and if there is any possible way, that's where you mothers stay. You husbands, you be content, but sometimes it's needful for mothers to go to work, but if there's any possible way, you mothers stay at home with your little ones. You make a little ark, like that mother did; until it's time to put it out in the water. She did everything she could until the time came that she had to let him go. She did all she could that he would be protected and it's wonderful for parents to do that. They have to go out into the world, but they've got something then to protect them. It's not just talking to them or studying the Bible with them; that's a wonderful part of it, and we're thankful for parents who do that. One man was telling me recently in Minnesota that when his children were growing up, (He was a busy man, and he worked in two jobs, he'd work during the day then again at night) and his wife and his children (they're married now), liked to do on a Saturday (just think of it) they liked to study the Bible. He said, "I didn't always have time on Saturdays, but when it was possible I did."  A wonderful family. He sent those children out, and it wasn't just talking about it or studying the Bible. You can teach them about love and respect, but that man loved his wife. You can teach the children about love and so on, but that man, if he doesn't love and respect and take care of that woman and treat her like he should, or if he doesn't treat the children like he should, and all those sort of things, then it affects the children. When love and affection is there in the home, and the woman is in subjection to her husband, the little children they see all this and they know it, then they have confidence and they don't have to go out and wonder what is right and what isn't right, because they've seen it; not just heard it. They've seen the power of it.   

Now, how can you tell people what to do? I'm telling you some things, but how about your little children? I think, if you talked to the most successful person that you know who was protecting their little ones, they would say that they had nothing to do with it; it was God that did it, and that's very true, because we can't do anything without God. The most successful parent is one who protects their children, but each parent is different. I might have my idea how children should grow up, and encourage parents to do it that way, but you and I can't, because each one is different, and the children are all different. Now, just to give you an idea, this little boy now has to be put into the river, and where would you tell Moses' mother to put that little boat? Would you tell her, "You put it down right where Pharaoh's daughter takes her bath?" She wouldn't take a bath just anywhere. Would you think of that? If you had told Moses mother to put the little boy down where Pharaohs daughter would probably see him.  You wouldn't have done that, would you, unless you had a direct revelation from God, and that's what she had. She had something from God, that made her put him down there where Pharaoh's daughter came to take a bath and sure enough, when her maidens walked along, the little boy was crying. Pharaoh's daughter looked at him now and she wanted to preserve him, which she did. This is a wonderful thing about the work of God. We can't do it. Little Moses was supposed to be exterminated, but what a wonderful story. Of course, the mother also has the older sister there. I had a couple of older sisters and they really did watch out for me; they did the best they could. I got out of their grasp at times, but they did the best they could, and they tried to help me. One of them died last year, and over the years she wrote to me. This sister, she wrote to me each week from the time I left home when I went into the Work. Sometimes all she wrote when I was a young man was just a poem; a beautiful thing, and anyway, here was Moses mother, and that older sister. She said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Would you like me to get someone to take care of him until he's grown?"  She said, "Yes."  Now, this little boy's not just delivered from Pharaoh, but Moses' mother was paid to take care of her little boy. You can see God at work. Here's a little boy who was to be killed and now his own mother is paid to take care of him. That was because they were not afraid of the kings commandment, because they saw that he was a proper child. That was a terrible time to bring a little boy into the world, and some people have asked us now, "Do you think it's right for us to have children because the circumstances are bad?" but they couldn't be any worse than that time. They saw this is of God, and God will work whatever time it is. We do what we can, then God will keep them for sure.   

Then Moses grows up and one day it came into his heart to go down and visit his brothers - he's now learned in all the wisdom of Egypt; he's been trained in all their schools and universities and whatever they had in those days. He's trained in all the wisdom of Egypt, and he's got it in his heart now to go and visit his brothers. He's learned that from his mother and all, so he goes down, and you remember the story. Now, he wants to deliver his brethren and he thinks; (We read this in Acts 7: when Stephen tells the story); he thinks his people; those Jews, (Because he was a Jew) He thinks that they'll know that God, by his hand will deliver, because he is mighty in word and in deed, and he's learned and he's in the position to do it because he's been in Pharaohs court. He thinks that they'll know that he's got some power and he can do something. We shouldn't be like that, because it's only God that we can rely on; and  Moses doesn't realise that he doesn't have any power or might.   

We could see others in terrible suffering, but the only one who can help them is God, and it won't be by our strength that we can do it. Paul wrote, "If we see a brother that's overtaken in a fault; if we see him oppressed; if we see him down, he said, 'Let him that is Spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.'"  Jesus talked about that and He said, "You be careful, because the way you judge, is the way your going to be judged."  He said, "If you see a brother that has a mote in his eye and you've got a beam in your own eye what do you think to do?" It's not wrong to see the mote in a brothers eye, but to do something about it you need to get rid of the beam in your own eye first, to be able to see clearly to get the mote out. If you've got a mote in your eye and I come; and I've got this big beam in my eye, your going to say, "No, because you can't see clearly to touch it."  Jesus said, "If you've got a beam in your eye, you get rid of the beam first."  The beam in this case was the spirit of judgment. We're talking about judging, and if I have a spirit of judgment and condemning; now, it's not wrong to judge; I have to have discernment to see if a person has a mote, but if I'm pronouncing sentence then I'm putting judgment on that person, then I'm going to come into judgment. If you come in the Spirit of meekness and a Spirit of love, then the beam is gone from your eye, then you will be able to see clearly to get the mote out of another's eye.   

Moses, he thought he could try to help, but he couldn't do it. Later on, (You remember the story) he seen an Egyptian smiting one of those Jews, so he looks this way and he looks that way, and thinks no-one is looking because he wants do do this in secret, then he slays that Egyptian. Then the next day, he sees two Hebrews fighting together. He came and said, "You're brothers, why do you do this?"  That happened then, and it still happens now, so Moses tries to make it right, and the one that did the harm to his brother said, "Are you going to kill me too?"  Moses fled then, and forty years later he's down in the land of Midian, and he sees a bush one day. He's a shepherd now; and although he's had all the learning; all the wisdom of Egypt, he couldn't lead God's people out; he couldn't. You know who is the greatest person in this Meeting today?  It's a servant. God loves them; the world hates to hear the word "Servant," and here was Moses, learned in all those things of Egypt, but now that is gone. That's why there has to be the separation from Egypt.   

Moses is out there now; a shepherd for forty years; he's learned how to be humble, and now he comes back. He had been mighty in word and deed; apparently a great speaker; able do do things and be something, but you know how he came back? He came back without a tongue. When God told him to go, he said, "I can't speak; I can't do it."  When he left, he thought they would understand that it was by his hand that he would deliver them, and he came back without hands; without a tongue, and that's when God can use us. He sees a bush burning. He's out there in the wilderness, and it's not uncommon to see a bush, but to see a bush burning and not consumed is very uncommon. He saw this thing. Now, he had just a little bit of a flash forty years before; just a little insight before he left, but forty years later he sees that bush burning that's not consumed. He went up there to that bush and when he turned aside; when God saw that he turned aside, then God spoke to him and told him about this story. "I'm going to sent you down; I've heard my people."   

If I was to ask you, "Why God decided at this time?"  (I don't know if I should take this time, and I'm watching the clock, but I just want to mention this here.)  If I was to ask you, "Why did God at this time send Moses?"  You would probably say, "Well, because He heard their cry; that's what it says, so He was going to send Moses and Aaron," but you know what happened? Way back, we read in Genesis 15 that God told Abraham, "I'm going to give you that land, but your people are first going to go down into this strange land, and they are going to serve there for four hundred years, and then in the fourth generation they are going to come out, and here's what He said (the reason that it's going to take that long is), 'Because the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.'" That's in Genesis 15 and later on when they were in that land, they were going to destroy man, women, and child, and God was going to be right there with them. Their iniquity was going to be full then at that time. God knew then, when He was talking to Abraham and He said, "Your people are going to be in Egypt four hundred years until those Amorites are wicked enough that I can send you in to destroy man, woman, and child."  All of this was fulfilled. Four hundred years; the iniquity of the Amorites was full, and His people were in bondage, and all of those things were together. God was working in them then and they cried to Him.   

Now, Moses is going to go down, but he is saying "How am I going to deliver them?" Before this, he was going to deliver his brothers and he thought they would understand that he could do it, because he had more knowledge of Egypt than we have, but now he says "I can't do it."  God says "I'll be with you," and that's the main thing and God always asks us to take some steps. God said "I will be with you, and this will be the sign."  Just think of this:  He said, "You will deliver those people, and you will come back here to worship."  "You take those steps Moses," and that's what He does with us, He just asks us to believe and take the steps then the sign will come. Then Moses said, "Who am I going to tell them sent me?"  "When I tell them that you are going to deliver them, who shall I say has sent me?" You remember, God said, "You tell them that "I AM" has sent you.  I AM THAT I Am."  That's the Eternal Presence; the God that doesn't change; The I AM, I am still the same. I AM and He ever will be. He is The Eternal Presence if you want to call Him that; the Eternal Presence; the same God, the same God of your fathers.   

Well, Moses he believed this, but he said, "When I go they are not going to believe that you sent me. I believe, that you are the I AM God that has sent me to deliver them. I believe it, but they're not going to believe it that you sent me."  God said, "What have you got in your hand?"  He said, "A rod," and God said, "Throw the rod down."  He threw the rod down and it became a serpent, and Moses fled from it. God said, "Pick it up by the tail."  He picked it up by the tail, and it became a rod again. You remember; I know you do, when Jesus sent His true Ministry out to preach in the New Testament, He said, "I'll give you power against unclean spirits to cast them out."  All the power of the enemy; against that old serpent, the devil.  Power; He gives His Spirit. How are people going to know today if Jesus gives us power against unclean spirits, and to heal all manner of sicknesses?  Remember what God said to Moses then after he picked up that rod; that snake that became a rod again, and then He said furthermore, "Put your hand in your bosom."  He put his hand in his bosom, and when he brought it out it was leprous. God said, "Now put it in again," and he put it in again. If they won't believe, and do you remember what it says there, "If they won't believe your words the first time; your voice or the signs," then He said something, "You pour out water and it will become blood," which is like the judgement of God. Jesus told them, "I'll give you power against unclean spirits; over all the power of the devil; I'll give you power in your personal life over sin which is like that leprosy, and if people won't hear you then."  Jesus said, "You shake the dust of your feet off against them," which is just like Moses pouring out the water and it becoming blood. That's still the same when God's Servants go into a community.   

You know what I think is the biggest and greatest light in this world by far? although what I think doesn't matter, but it's in our country and I don't know if it's true here, that if two men go into a community, people think there's something odd. In Utah, one of the states that I worked in, if I went to a restaurant with two of our Sister Workers, you know what they would think? They would think they were my wives; the two Sister Workers. Those people dress modestly; their hair is done the same way as our Friends, but the whole thing about it is this, if I went into a restaurant with two Sister Workers they'd think there was something wrong; that's the way the world thinks.  

Now, when Moses gets all this direction from God, he put himself aside. I was talking to some of my family this year; some that I know, and one man who has never been to Meetings, and his daughter is professing, and he came up to me after that and said, "When a person gets married that should be the end of your life, you give yourself to your little family."  That's the light that those little children can be, who love and respect their parents; it's such a beautiful thing. Well anyway, how would these people know that a person has power over the devil? It's by having power in their own life; then their words will have power.   

There's a whole lot more to that story, but time is up. After this, Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and it was wonderful, and they could say, "Thus says the Lord."  They could speak like that then. Moses had said before, "I can't talk, I'm a man of uncircumcised lips," but he told these people of the different things that would happen. He said "How will Pharaoh listen?"  God said, "I'll use these signs."  In other words, "You won't just speak the words, but you will have my power behind you," and that's what they did. Moses would speak the word, then there came the hail; there would come frogs; there would come darkness. It won't be just your word, but God's word. What a beautiful thing.   

They had this wonderful deliverance and they sang this song, but you read the next chapter. They just had such a wonderful deliverance that God had given them; set free; set free from sin and free from the guilt of sin, and they've stepped out and God is going to give them further victory, but in the next chapter it's different. We read there that all the people are murmuring, and they are saying; (Well it's just like human nature) they were saying, "We wish we had never left Egypt."  

Now, are they facing a greater enemy than Pharaoh whose great army and all his chariots are drowned in the sea? Are they facing a greater army or a greater obstacle than the sea? They were not, and you know; well first of all, just think of that army. Before they crossed that sea God lead them right up to the sea; God lead them there. There's the sea in front and Pharaohs army coming behind them, and they're scared. You remember what they said then? "We wish we had never left Egypt, we're going to die here." You know what they could have said? and I would have said the same thing, probably. You know what they could have said? "You promised Lord to take us into that Promised Land; you promised it to Abraham; you promised it to us, and now there's any army behind us who want to annihilate us and there's a sea in front of us, so what are you going to do? Are you going to take care of that army, or are you going to take care of the sea?"  What did God do? I'll ask the children, did He take care of the army or did He take care of the sea?  He did both, didn't He?  He opened the sea, and He drowned Pharaoh and all his army with him. It says, "God has made this promise to us even though it seemed impossible."  Now they are singing the song, but in the next chapter they are all murmuring again, saying they wished they had never left Egypt. Are they facing some obstacles greater than the sea, or an army greater than Pharaoh's army? You know what they were facing? They were hungry. When the flesh cries out, we could lose the vision of all that we've got, for a morsel of meat. They cried out, and you know, God took care of that too. Just the flesh crying out, and and we could forget all that God has done for us, and is doing for us along the way; the miracles along the way and if we get our eyes on something else, we could go after that thing.   

We are so thankful that God is still working; He has a plan that He's had from the beginning; we're a part of it, and we can continue to walk in it. Now the next Meeting is at seven thirty.