Monday, July 30, 2012

You Dont Have to Do It Alone

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Pastor Jerry was reading from Ephesians 3: 14-21
 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,  Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,  That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;  And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.

 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,   Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Gleaning from the Sunday sermon I share with you a portion.

Pastor Jerry told us a story about a young 8 year old child whose entire family was cooperating in a 12 step AA program.  The alcoholic father had affected the lives of every family member and this meeting was to help them all.  The young girl thought if she was good enough, such as making excellent grades in school, being kind to others, that her father would stop drinking.  When there was no change in her dad, she felt guilty for failing in what she envisioned as something she could bring about by her efforts. 

The councilor asked her to remember step number three which says; “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.” 

The councilor asked the child, “Who is it that can help?” and the child answered, ‘Jesus.”  The councilor wanted her to understand that we cannot do it alone. 

May I ask you -- what are we putting our trust and faith in?  Is it in yourself?  Is it in our talents and our gifts and our skills and our education? Are we trusting in our possessions and only attempting to do that which we know is possible? 

God calls us to trust in Him and Him alone -- He calls us to not depend on ourselves or our possessions or any other worldly thing -- but to trust in Him for salvation and to accomplish the tasks that He has called us to.

Through God, we can do all things -- through God we can inherit eternal life -- and through God, we can see our church revived and lives changed

Do you want to see God do the impossible in your life and in this church?   Then trust in The Lord and allow Him to work in you and through you to do just that

What ever the task or problem that is ahead of you --You Don’t Have to Do it Alone.

We must have God and allow Him to be God.

This post is Linked up today with Michelle’s Hear it on Sunday Use it on Monday

1 comment:

  1. Hazel,
    Amen. I also linked lessons from my Sunday sermon to Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday. So glad I clicked on your link.
    Peace and good to you.


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