II Kings 20:1 = In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, “Thus saith the Lord, set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.”
This is an interesting account in the history of the people of God. Many years before this the Nation of Israel had spilt into the Northern kingdom called Israel and the Southern kingdom called Judah. According to the Bible, Israel never had a good king and ended up defeated and in captivity years before the Southern kingdom of Judah did. Judah had several “good” kings and ended up existing as a nation a lot longer.
One of the really good kings was Hezekiah. He became King when he was 25 and reigned for 29 years dying at the age of 54. When he was only 39 he was told by God through the prophet, Isaiah that he was to get his house in order because he was going to die. Hezekiah pleaded with God to give him more time and God did give him 15 more years. However, in those 15 years we don’t see any thing positive that he did. One bad result was that during that 15 years his son, Manasseth was born who turned out to be the most wicked king the nation of Judah ever had. His reign resulted in God delivering the nation into captivity.
There are times we need to let God be God and believe He knows what is best for us. I believe one of the major problems that Christians have is submitting to God’s will in their lives. We are constantly telling God what He should do and what we expect from Him.
This is the basis for why we have people considering whether they will abort their unborn children or not. Lets put the Lord back on the throne of our lives and let Him do with us what He knows is best for us.
I have my schedule pretty well set through March of next year, and with a recent improvement in my personal health, I am excited about what the Lord has for this ministry. I am so thankful for all the prayers and the way God has blessed this ministry through the support of God’s people and am confident God is going to do some great things with and through us. I believe we are here for such a time as this and He is, even now, preparing those that will succeed us in the future. Let’s make sure we are doing what God intended us to do.
Thank you for all your prayers and support of this important ministry.
Andrew K. Buhrow
Baptists for Life of Wisconsin