RE Verse reading–Acts 6:8-15, 7:1-60 (day six) “As the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham. . .a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt” (7:17-18) One of Stephen’s sermon insights is a good reminder for us. God’s plan requires patience. His plan is perfect but also progressive (one step and then another with a timing of His own determination). Abraham follows. His father dies. Then he takes the next step. His ancestors finally get settled in the land of promise. Then a famine comes and a 400 year interruption. Over and over the story encounters delay and direction change–only to reveal that God has been guiding all along. One thing is certain. None of us is in charge of God’s calendar. None of us see the “big picture”. Our only choice is to follow the Spirit as He presents the assignment/opportunity prepared for us. Patience will be required. Those who wait on the Lord. . .