... the Lord determines his steps
A number of months ago I was requested to help out various projects in Norway. There are several translation projects going on in various dialects of Sami as well as ongoing work in Norwegian. For some these are new translations and for others it is study material. So last week I went to Oslo with a certain set of expectations.
But.. the Lord had more for me to do than I had imagined.
I should not have been surprised. It seems that with many trips the timing is perfect and the needs are greater than I had expected. Certainly, there is satisfaction and reassurance in knowing people and projects are served. I have learned (or continue to be reminded) to embrace the unexpected and give thanks to God — for He is directing our steps and putting us where we can serve, where we can make a difference... for His honor and glory.
In his heart a man plans his course,
but the Lord determines his steps. (NIV)