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Romans 1:13

"I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far) so that I may obtain some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles." (NASB)

"Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles." (KJV)

"I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to visit you, but I was prevented until now. I want to work among you and see spiritual fruit, just as I have seen among other Gentiles." (NLT)

Act 19:21 "Now after these things were finished, Paul purposed in the Spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, 'After I have been there, I must also see Rome.'" (NASB)

Rom 15:22-24 "For this reason I have often been prevented from coming to you; but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you whenever I go to Spain--for I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company for a while--" (NASB)

2Th 2:7 "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way." (KJV)

2Th 2:7 "For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way." (NASB)

"One of those undesigned coincidences which strongly show that both books are genuine; compare Romans 15:23-24 with Acts 19:21. A forger of these books would not have thought of such a contrivance as to feign such a purpose to go to Rome at that time, and to have mentioned it in that manner. Such coincidences are among the best proofs that can be demanded, that the writers did not intend to impose on the world." Dr. Albert Barnes (1798-1870)

Paul both purposed and was prevented.  A desire of the heart restrained for many years. I find myself in this world where everything is instant, appreciative of desires that are restrained.  Many desires, many good and noble opportunities pass by each day.  But are they the desires of the Savior for my life? Sometimes the circumstances of life dictate our actions for a season.  I had many things planned to accomplish yesterday but was prevented by the trash truck tore down the phone and data lines and took CMF of the air.  Purposed and prevented. I have more to do in any given day than I can ever hope to accomplish.  Yet sometimes circumstances bring a restraint that gives birth to an unseen opportunity.  I received a letter from someone serving in the war that was suffering mightily from the things that no eyes should ever have to see.  My heart was broken for this person's suffering and I was able to pray for them in a way that does not always avail itself.

Thanks dear Heavenly Father that our days are held safe in your arms.  My sight is short but you see the great beyond.  My understanding dim but your wisdom created the universe.  My heart selfish but your Son died on the cross for my salvation.

Romans 1:13

"I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far) so that I may obtain some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles." (NASB)

"Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles." (KJV)

"I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to visit you, but I was prevented until now. I want to work among you and see spiritual fruit, just as I have seen among other Gentiles." (NLT)

Act 19:21 "Now after these things were finished, Paul purposed in the Spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, 'After I have been there, I must also see Rome.'" (NASB)

Rom 15:22-24 "For this reason I have often been prevented from coming to you; but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you whenever I go to Spain--for I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company for a while--" (NASB)

2Th 2:7 "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way." (KJV)

2Th 2:7 "For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way." (NASB)

"One of those undesigned coincidences which strongly show that both books are genuine; compare Romans 15:23-24 with Acts 19:21. A forger of these books would not have thought of such a contrivance as to feign such a purpose to go to Rome at that time, and to have mentioned it in that manner. Such coincidences are among the best proofs that can be demanded, that the writers did not intend to impose on the world." Dr. Albert Barnes (1798-1870)

Paul both purposed and was prevented.  A desire of the heart restrained for many years. I find myself in this world where everything is instant, appreciative of desires that are restrained.  Many desires, many good and noble opportunities pass by each day.  But are they the desires of the Savior for my life? Sometimes the circumstances of life dictate our actions for a season.  I had many things planned to accomplish yesterday but was prevented by the trash truck tore down the phone and data lines and took CMF of the air.  Purposed and prevented. I have more to do in any given day than I can ever hope to accomplish.  Yet sometimes circumstances bring a restraint that gives birth to an unseen opportunity.  I received a letter from someone serving in the war that was suffering mightily from the things that no eyes should ever have to see.  My heart was broken for this person's suffering and I was able to pray for them in a way that does not always avail itself.

Thanks dear Heavenly Father that our days are held safe in your arms.  My sight is short but you see the great beyond.  My understanding dim but your wisdom created the universe.  My heart selfish but your Son died on the cross for my salvation.



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