“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.” Martin Luther
Lord, I know that none of us are in charge of our own destiny; none of us have control over our own life. (Jeremiah 10:23 GNT)
No one is in control of their destiny. God wants us to turn to Him instead of fly our own plane. I for one
don’t want to fly my own plane.
Lord, I know that none of us are in charge of our own destiny; none of us have control over our own life. Help us to rely on Your love and mercy today and every day for the rest of our lives. In your name, amen.
For Christ died for sins once and for all, a good man on behalf of sinners, in order to lead you to God. He was put to death physically, but made alive spiritually, (1 Peter 3:18 GNT)
I thought I couldn’t think of anything that would ever cause Paramount Baptist Church senior teaching pastor Gil Lain to stop in the middle of one of his sermons.
Well I was wrong.
A power outage near the end of today’s service caused quite a bit of confusion– even sending our special needs class home (I feel sorry for Gil. I really do!) I think about our ACE Retreat this summer where something like this happened and we were on the dark for 5 hours. Prayers were being said….
Take a moment today and pray through this passage line by line:
-Always be full of joy in the Lord. Remember, the Lord is coming soon (and He’s NEAR).
-Don’t worry about anything. What fear/worry is blocking your joy?
-Instead, pray about everything. There’s nothing too big or small to go to Jesus with.
-Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.
-Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16 HCSB)
I just finished talking to Rachel, a Instagram friend of mine who is a Catholic Bisexual. I had some concerns that surrounded one key verse of scripture that astounded and stunned me:
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. ” (John 15:12 ESV).
As hard as it is to admit this, I have had a hard time loving these people as Jesus loves me. Of course being gay or bisexual is different from being autistic like I and others like me, but God loves us all the same 😉 and no matter our lot in life we can look to and at Him, the author and writer of our Faith. (Hebrews ____)
I love gay and bisexual people just as much as Christ loves me. 🙂
To be a leading light for others.
Indeed, God is my salvation; I will trust Him and not be afraid, for Yah, the Lord, is my strength and my song. He has become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2 HCSB)