Sent Forth

“You go nowhere by accident.  Wherever you go, God is sending you.  Wherever you are, God has put you there.  He has a purpose in you being there.  Christ who indwells you has something He wants to do through you wherever you are.  Believe this, and go in His Grace, in His Love, and in His power.  Amen”    

A benediction by the late Rev. Dr. Richard Halverson, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C. who was Chaplain of the U.S. Senate from February 2, 1981 until December 31, 1994.

Understand that this is a benediction, a “good word”, a sending forth for BELIEVERS, indwelled by the Holy Spirit, who are desiring to follow the will of God.  It does NOT mean that God sent you or wanted you in a crack house or in other places, with other people, doing other things that are not in His will.   However, God most certainly will use one’s addiction and other  dysfunctional or rebellious behaviors, driving a person to her knees, in order to get her into a position to listen to Him.