We all are living in some difficult times, confusion is everywhere that can make life hard for us to manage, but doesn’t have to be the end of your story. There are people who will help you along the way in life some of them our parents, family, and friends, others that you know. Following the right instructions can help you, or just doing as others who are going in the same direction that you want to go can take you to another level. We all need help in life, no one can do everything, or know what is ahead if you have never been that way before.
The Bible says,
12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
You have to be willing to follow in the direction that you are being led, and you will see the light. Have faith, in order to have a better life.
The word from today’s sermon: You know God can give you a gift or an opportunity from out of no where. Listen to the word, and then step out in faith that God will do it for you.
I remember the time, when I got a call from someone whom I did not expect. You know those calls that you think are from a bill collector; however, I was so surprised when the person said, “I would like you to come in for a job interview.” I was hired; it was my first job working for the county. Thinking back I don’t think I expected to get the job, it just went to the interview, and God took care of the rest.
Joshua 1-24 In entering the Promise Land.
I help out the church homeless ministry. Many of us who work every day are struggling to make it. I have said to others, that we all just one paycheck from being on the street. You should never think of yourself as better than the people who are there living in the street, and that you would never stand in line for help.
Have you ever been there, waiting line for your turn, hoping for a blessing from somewhere, or for help in at a difficult time? That is what faith is all about, knowing that God can send something your way that you need also, in the mist of no where, when you need it. You don’t have to be living on the street to get a gift from God, just look around you.
Do you want to know your roots? That is your family past, the people who have come before you in life. They are your parents, brothers, sister, grand parents, cousins, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and so on. Most people these days don’t, know their family ties. There is no close connection to the people who make up your roots. There seems to be a disconnect as families branch out into different race, nationalities, and religions. The saying is, “The family that prays’ together stays together”. Even the one who consider themselves Christian may not show compassion or acknowledgement of their own family members that they would show for their church family. It is sad when families only get together when someone has passed on, instead of holidays, birthdays, and the special times in life.
I remember when we used to have a distant relative who lived across the street from us, that we would have never known was related to us. In fact, my mother said when they were young, she and her sister and brother use to live with them for a period of time. Even on her death-bed she still never acknowledged the family connection. However, my mother and sister went to see her before she passed. She had very few visitors during her last days. We didn’t know she was the end until a neighbor told us that they were taking things from her house. She did have a church burial, which we were not acknowledged as family even then. I remember as my whole family attended her funeral, the Pastor saying, “She was a good Christian.”
Acknowledge people who are in your family while you still can. Support them and encourage everyone, including the ones who are related to you. It is the Godly way.
Right now we are in a difficult situation in this world, people against people. It is sad when we hear of someone being killed because of their skin, or their religion. In the Bible we are all brothers and sister. Caring starts with family.
“I give myself away, so you can use me.” Lord, I want to see your desire in me.
On the days when we do feel as if we can do any more. That is a good time to let God, show you what is left.
What was on your mind as you laid down last night? You may have prayed for someone or something, then prayed again this morning. Prayer is good; however, what you may want is for the day to be better than the one before. But what else was on your mind, when you went to bed? If you are like me, there are a lot of thoughts that go on in your mind at night, the things that went on during the day. The issues that you are unresolved. Many think over the things they need it to do, or did not do.
Did you know that when you dream, you can be solving problems? The pressure upon the mind, or on the mind can be released while you are solving problems. You can think over the things for the next day, and then you become better prepared for it. A good day comes from being prepared. We can use things like that to make better decisions.