A few days after I was saved fifty years ago I learned the value of word pictures as they are given in the Bible to help grasp some important truths that work together in growing our new life in Jesus.
Have you ever launched into a project and it just would not flow? You knew you were almost at the point of real progress, but something just kept hindering getting the project really going. Paul mentions a time like this and gives a valuable key.
"And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them." Acts 16:10
This project happens to be one of the most important in world history; it was the initial move by the Holy Spirit in the founding of Western Civilization formerly called Christendom.
Note that I underlined the phrase assuredly gathering meaning concluded, or it all came together. The goofy sounding word in today's title, symbibazo, is the Greek and as the sound implies a symphony hitting on all the notes at exactly the right time and tone.
If you think your life is currently like a jig saw puzzle just keep looking for the next piece as God leads and it will in His time all come together and you will experience symbibazo, the getting it together. As did Paul and Silas you will know.
Copyright © 2012 Larry Lilly