Editor’s Introduction

Hi again; thanks for reading YPS. You will note that we have revamped the style of the insert; hopefully, you will like it. One of the joys of compiling and editing a magazine is that you get the opportunity to read lots of articles. If you enjoy books and articles, then this is a real treat, especially when you maybe struggle to find time to read as much as you would like. Please take the opportunity to read the articles in both YPS and the main magazine. If you struggle for time, try reading the magazine as part of your daily devotional schedule. I have found that the best way to do this is through the Precious Seed App Reading Plan. You will read the whole magazine in one month if you do this. It’s worth giving it a try. Let me know how you get on.

One of the series we are currently running, every second issue, is about Career Choices. To-date we have had an introduction and an article on a career in accountancy. There are more to come, once I receive and edit them. This series got me thinking about my own career before serving the Lord as I presently do. I can’t say that I was driven towards a particular career. I probably left school far too early and then after looking at many options joined a bank. As a result, I studied the hard way – night school and day release – until my Chartered Bankers’ exams, when I was given block release. Yet, in all of this God was working out His plans. I ended up working in various parts of the United Kingdom, and I can see, looking back, that the Lord used the bank and its needs to further His plans for me and His work.

Whatever career choices you make, please ensure that you bring God into the equation. Our desire should be, ‘If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that’, Jas. 4. 15. His plans are the most important ones, but we need to make good choices and then rest with confidence in our God who ‘works all things according to the counsel of His will’, Eph. 1. 11 NKJV.

Stephen Baker