My Daily Devotional

Following God’s Plan

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers”
Psalm 1:1-2

Each morning for the past 30 years or so I have gotten up asking myself what kind of man does God want me to be today? I have found that asking myself this question puts me in the proper frame of mind, to go out and face whatever challenge the world puts before me. This lets me focus my day on the things that are important to me, and also ones that God would be pleased with. However there have been days during this time that I struggled with what I wanted to do during the day, as there were pressures that I would face that I felt were not pleasing to God. A good example of one of these days occurred many years ago. Several weeks prior to this I felt God had put it on my heart to set up a meeting with the local superintendent of the school system to talk about establishing an after-school program for the needy children in our area. Several days before the meeting I discussed this with my family and told them my plans, and found that they were not very enthusiastic about the idea, as they could not see any way this could ever happen. Their concern created doubt in my mind as to whether God was actually calling me to do this work, or whether somehow I had gotten the idea myself. I began doubting myself, and began to question whether God had actually wanted me to do this. Luckily I went ahead with the meeting, as during the year God has opened doors that have allowed me to establish programs much larger than I had ever envisioned. We were even allowed back in the schools and taught the children about God and prayed with them at the school. The programs I established are still working today, as God is now back in our local school system and taught to the students each day. I have thought about this many times during the past year and asked myself why I doubted God. I now realize that God did not give my family the vision he gave me, and they could not see how this would ever work. He had only revealed his plan to me, and if I had not gone ahead, the children lives that were touched during the year would not have happened. I have been careful since then to reveal these types of visions God has given me to my family, as they still have not been given the visions that God has given me. God has been communicating with me revealing more of his plan for my life, and I am having fewer days where I do not know what God wants me to do. What I have learned during this time is that when God speaks to us it is important to follow his will. We may not understand at the time why he is calling, but we need to follow and obey with all our heart.

Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Two
September 5


About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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