“You are here because God wants you here. And if you believe that, God will equip you to accomplish what He wants you to do.”
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THIS?
—Pastor Dave Sanner, on August 8, 2009, at the Blue Mountain Academy Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hamburg, Pennsylvania, United States
I used to make deposits and withdrawals the “old fashioned way”—through a human teller in a rural bank. It didn’t come to mind to use an automated teller machine (ATM) until I moved to the city.
A funny thing happened when I first used the plastic debit card. The machine was fully automated, complete with a mechanical voice telling me to punch in the four-digit PIN code. I had written the number on a piece of paper and at the machine I punched in 9068.
“Your code is incorrect. Please try again,” the mechanical voice said. I punched the numbers again—no success.
Frustrated, I was about to give up when I noticed the paper was upside down. I tried again, this time using 8906. It worked!
All I did was change my perspective and look at it from a different angle. When a problem comes my way, I don’t give up at once. Instead, I find a solution. I thank God for showing me that failures can be turned into successes if we’re willing to take a new look. So often solutions are just there waiting.
—L. Yap, Quezon City, Philippines
To sleep in quiet peacefulness,
To rest with conscience clear,
To tremble not when darkness falls,
To know that God is near.
What more could charm the human heart
While traveling earth’s way,
Than walking hand in hand with Him,
—Sandra A. Haynes, Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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