Archives for May 2016


May 31, 2016


laodicea2“And to the angel of the church of Laodicea……..I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked……” Revelation 3:14-21(KJV) My friends we are going to personalize the church of Laodicea.

Remember the church is only a structure, made of brick and mortar. So it is not the church that is lukewarm but each of us that sit in the pews each week and allow the Holy Spirit to entertain us. Yes, it is God’s children that have lost our “significance and savor,” because the god of this world have occupied our minds with the things of this world, which then causes us to lose sight of the saving grace of the Master.

In addition, we have become more concern with materialism, consumerism, individualism, and did you see the last episode of Empire. This is why weimages have a lack of knowledge and faith. And this is why we are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked and neither cold nor hot and because we are neither, God just wants to vomit us out of His mouth. But it is all about building upon our faith as we study the word of God. Jeremiah tells us, “Your words were found and I ate them, and Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart.”

My friends, Jeremiah knew in digesting God’s word, that would allow a child of God to understand “the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; and The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. [And His word is] more to be desired…than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; and Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Jer. 15:16 (NASB), Ps. 19:9-10 (NKJV) So now, because our God loves us so much, and is so patient with His children, (v, 19-21) of Rev. 3 tells us to anoint our eyes with eye salve, that [we] may see.

94f7ce08226d90dbf244d356d9d44ae8[Because] as many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” And as we study God’s word we then begin to allow God’s Spirit to transform us into the likeness of Christ.

Consistent with this, as we look at the “breaking news” of our world each day and realize the grace of God is gradually being remove from this earth. We need to ask ourselves, what is it about this world and the things in it that gives us the desire to choose Death over life eternal in a place “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Cor. 2:9 (NKJV)

My friends, it will be a tragedy to get to that point in our life we have waited for so long, when Christ says “well done good and faithful servant.” And we only hear, “I know you not,” because our focus remained on the things of this earth and not on the things above.


May 30, 2016


carrying-the-cross-300x200“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 (NIV) But what will we have to really give up on this journey to become a disciple of Christ? And when will God be able to acknowledge our spiritual achievements to all the heavenly host as His voice vibrates throughout the courts of heaven, I know that they fearest Me?

And at that moment all of heaven rejoices because when the Father rejoices all of heaven rejoice as they sing praises to Him “from whom all blessings flow.” And my friends, such exultation because we His children have continued through our faith and endurance to stay focused on His journey not ours while allowing His Spirit to transform our character into the image of His Son who gave it all for our Salvation.

And now through the power of His word we “habitually keep all of His commandments, obeying and following precept after precept, as we abide in Power-of-GOspelHis presence. And my friends because of our commitment to stay focused on His plan for our life, without any reservation we know and are assured that He truly abides in us through the Spirit whom He has given us as a free gift. And because of what was done for us on Calvary our desire and passion is only to spread the good news of the gospel to a world sinking deep in sin and without any hope of being rescued.

My friends, I can picture this scene because as a Child of God who seeks with a passion the out pouring of the Holy Spirit Daily, I do understand that “The fear of the Lord, is the beginning of wisdom; And the knowledge of the Holy one is understanding. Prov. 9:10 (KJV) And as Gods Children we must understand the “fear of the Lord lies at the very foundation of all knowledge.”

And this knowledge my friends is found only in God’s word and only through God’s Spirit can we understand the depth, height, and the path to our Salvation as we Study with heartfelt prayers and supplication as we seek the Spirit to guide us in all truth and understanding. In addition, this wisdom and understanding is in the knowledge of Him, our Redeemer.

imgres11And “as the eyes of our understanding  become enlightened; that we may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,” Eph. 1:17-18 (KJV) But this can only occur if we continue to crucify self. So today my friends, are we ready to allow self to be crucified, and if not, why?

Maybe the answer to that question is as simple as whatever Journey in life we may be on right now, whether Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer, Chemist, Janitor, Cook or House Wife, the list goes on. But it just may not be the journey the council of heaven will place each of us on in their attempt at trying to save us. So we tell ourselves the commitment is just to great a price to pay right now.

And like the rich young ruler, we turn our back on Salvation because we have not Set our “mind on things above, but on things of this earth.” not realizing, “there is laid up for [all of God’s faithful who will endure to the end] the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to [each of us] on that day; and not only to [us], but also to all who have loved His appearing.” 2 Tim 4:8 (KJV)


May 29, 2016


imagesEvery gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.” (Donald Trump)

I started with a quote from Eisenhower our 34th president who spoke as one with a deep passion for the needs of others in the fifties to Donald Trump who aspires to be the 44th president. One who only speaks of his own needs which is an example of the great US of A and the world and how cold it has grown in only six decades. This my friends, is prophecy being played out “for such a time as this.”

Christ tells us in Matt 24:12 (NKJV), “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” When the bible speaks of growing cold itkk is telling us we as humans will begin to diminishes into a state of self-aggrandizement which is an increase of one’s own power and wealth as we begin to love self more than God. In addition, God has placed lawlessness and self-aggrandizement together as identical twins. (Trump and unrest), (lawlessness and self-aggrandizement), twin brothers.

But my friends if you are a child of God we must look at where we are today personally in regards to our relationship with Christ, because the statute of limitation has run out for Satan, the one who has said in his heart “I will be like the Most High.” And this is where God concludes; to everyone who believes in the name of Jesus and the power of the cross, that we need to make it very personal and begin to focus on our salvation, if our desire is God’s kingdom.

Consistent with this, we need to ask ourselves, “How long will [we] hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, [we need to] follow Him; but if Baal [or the god of this world then we need to] follow him.” 1 Kings 18:21 (NASB) My friends, the statute of limitation for grace will also have run its course in regards to you and I, very soon.

imgresBut we all have had ample time to make a decision for, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 (NKJV) But then (v,10) goes on to say “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.”

My friends Donald Trump appeals to many, He has told them he will make America great again, it’s all a “reality show” to Him, a game of chance and He has no clue that God and His faithful who will one day come “out of the great tribulation, and [have] washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Rev. 7:14 (NKJV) will be the only winners.

And our reward will not be  a greater America “for here we have no continuing city, but we seek the [reward] to come” Which is a place “Eye have not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” Heb. 13:14, (NKJV), 1 Cor. 2:9 (NKJV)



May 28, 2016


imgres“And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Christ goal here is to place a few “peasants of Galilee” on a path or process that will allow them to make “extraordinary things happen” as He motivates and “transforms their values, into action, vision into realities, obstacles into innovations, separateness in solidarity, and risk into rewards.” (Kouzes & Posner The leadership challenge pp 2)

But my friends, it all begins with a Path or Journey that Christ places each of us on. The key words are “Follow Me” meaning “conform to” or “comply with” and since He is God and God along, He knows the “plans He has for [you and I] declares the LORD, “plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give [each of us] hope and a future.” Jer. 29:11 (NIV)

In addition, when Jesus calls His Children he does so with a sense of urgency that will also convict and motivate His Children not only in achieving one’s goal but also in allowing His Spirit to transform our life into the image of the one who has motivated us to “follow Him.” “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Mark 8:34 (NKJV)

But to carry a cross requires a personal commitment along with a level of passion and motivation that leads us to cry out to the one who gave it all for imgresour Salvation, “all things I am willing to loose for the excellence of the knowledge of [you] Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may [call you my friend].” Phil 3:8 (NKJV)

And as He molds our character to be humble servants which is the foundation of everything a Christian stands for along with the faith and endurance that will allow us to continue to live our life as Christ lived His. Paul tells us, “although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,  but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men..” Phil. 2:6-7 (NASB)

Christ tells us directly as He sat down and “called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Mark 9:35 (NIV) In addition we must also tell ourselves that a child of God must be contradictory to anything that we would like to be that the world deems as success, because success to a Child of God has nothing to do with what we can accomplish in this world if it is not all about Christ and what our responsibility is to “our Father which art in heaven.”

carrying-the-cross-300x200“For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” 2 Cor.4:5 (ESV) My friends, we must remember There is nothing in us, or of ourselves by which we can give our all to God if we do not realize our helplessness and our need of God’s Holy Spirit to guide us to follow Christ.

And since The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, [and] his mercies never come to an end” every morning we should begin our day committing our all to the Master which tells Him “all to Jesus I surrender Humbly at His feet I bow, worldly pleasures all forsaken Take me, Jesus, take me now”


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.




May 26, 2016


“But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of images7Man.” Luke 21:36 (ESV) Luke is telling us to be alert, as prophecy unfolds because God is preparing heirs for His kingdom. And through our faith and endurance, He is offering us everything we will need to carry out the next matter in our life that will make us conquerors through Christ.

I can say with no reservation that like I, you have had trials, tribulations, disappointments, Heartache’s and pains.  And the more self is eliminated the more our life takes on the character of Christ which gives us the confidence that “our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”2 Cor 4:17 (KJV) And as we look at the world we live in we can say with full assurance that we are in the final season of the history of this world.

So “the trials of our faith, being much more precious than gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour andserve-god-through-serving-others_240274 glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ”1 Peter 1:7 (NKJV) Oh what a testimony to go through our trials and still through our faith cry out to the Lord, “not my will but thy will be done. And my friends, God’s will is to serve as we tell the world “there is no other name under heaven that has been given by which we must be saved, for God has provided the world no alternative for salvation, except Jesus Christ”Acts 4:12 (Paraphrased)

Once again as I stated before; There are many who have never had an opportunity to hear the special truths [for such a time as this.]…. He who reads every heart and tries every motive will leave none who desire a knowledge of the truth, to be deceived as to the issues of the controversy [between good and evil.] The decree is not to be urged upon the people blindly. Everyone is to have sufficient light” (E.G. White. The final warning: The Great Controversy)

So today, God’s mandate to His elect is that we allow that light to shine from Christ through us out on the battle field as we take our shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit, God’s word to fight the enemy and save souls. My friends, when we look back over our life we can say we have conquered many mountains, and because we had the faith of a mustard seed we could tell those mountains to “move from here to there,’ and it has moved and nothing has seemed impossible.

images41But those mountain also at times seem insurmountable, which seems only to get steeper each day. But Paul tells us to be “stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that [our] labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (KJV) And because it is not in vain, tells us our God is still in control.

So thank God for where we are on this Journey He has placed us on and the direction He is leading for it will only last until the appearing of our savior in the clouds above and we hear “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” Matt 25:21 (KJV)


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.






MAY 25, 2016


12751153_458413451018978_1961608473_n“I need thee every hour, most gracious Lord; no tender voice like thine can peace afford. Consistent with this, I need you to always be nearby; because then temptations lose their power when thou art nigh.” My friends, it’s very personal because it is every hour of my life that I must be concerned with before I can cry out “Lord not my will but thy will be done.” And it is I that must have no reservation that “greater is he that is in me, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 (KJV)

Because at one time in my life and I think I can speak for most of us, we just did not understand that we had options between right and wrong, good and evil, black and white. Because self was the controlling factor in our life not the blood of Jesus Christ. But my friends, when we were sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore, very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more.

It was at that point, the Master of the sea heard our despairing cry,” and He left His throne thinking about you and I and how fragile we were as we 7164641872_c0be204160continued to sink. Oh the cry of the righteous, our Savior always hears because His grace and mercy never ceases. “They are new every morning.” And one day soon because of His faithfulness, all who believed and endured to the end will be able to live in His kingdom throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity.

Oh what love and that my friends, is why we need our Lord and Savior in our life every hour of every day and if He is, then we will begin to look at the world we live in and the things of this world and understand as Christ understood in Matt. 24 when He says “lawlessness will abound, and the love of many will grow cold.” Meaning “every intent of the thoughts of man’s heart will only continually become evil.” As before the flood.

“But one day soon “all sinners will be destroyed; [and] there will be no future for the wicked.” Ps. 37:38 (NIV)  But my friends, as Gods children and heirs to His kingdom we have a urgent message, a mandate from God because He “still has a people in Babylon; and before the visitation of His judgments these faithful ones must be called out, that they partake not of her sins and “receive not of her plagues……

maxresdefaultThere are many who have never had an opportunity to hear the special truths [for such a time as this.]…. He who reads every heart and tries every motive will leave none who desire a knowledge of the truth, to be deceived as to the issues of the controversy [between good and evil.] The decree is not to be urged upon the people blindly. Everyone is to have sufficient light to make his [or her] decision intelligently.” (E.G. White. The final warning: The Great Controversy)

And the most intelligent decision for all who seek life eternal is to enter “the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because, narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matt. 7:13-14 (NKJV) And we can only have a shared vision and a passion to deliver this message to the world if, we see the importance of Christ His word and His Spirit being in our life every hour, every minute and every second of the day.



May 23, 2016


imgres31Today as vessels chosen by God, we are at a crisis point in our lives as Christ second coming in our life becomes more of a reality than ever before. Matt. 7:13-14 (AMP) speaks to the heart of a crossroad at this point of our life when it tells us to “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad and easy to travel is the path that leads the way to destruction and eternal loss, and there are many who enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow and difficult to travel is the path that leads the way to [everlasting] life, and there are few who find it.”

My friends this is the point in our life where the line between perdition and salvation is so blurred. And not because we don’t understand the difference between; right and wrong, good and evil, death and destruction, black and white. But it is blurred because “our affection are not on things above, but they are on things on this earth.” Colossians 3:2 (KJV) So now that it is personal, let’s focus on asking ourselves, are we living a life, conducive to someone who really has a desire for life eternal?

When Christ said “I will go and prepare a place for you, and I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:3tobey-knock-at-the-door (NKJV) The part of that text that says and I will come back, did it ever occur to us it could actually be in our life time? So now that takes you and I to a crossroad and the decision we make, will determine our eternal destiny.

But my friends God loves us, so He allows us the choice to choose our on destination. But His promise if we decide to go all the way with Him is, “we are of God, and we are His little children,” who [will be given the power to] overcome the world: “because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.”1 John 4:4 (KJV) Christ also tells us “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live.” John 11:25 (KJV)

Satan Tempts JesusChrist also knows if we believe, while understanding what was done for our salvation, then daily we will cry out, “Lord not my will but thy will be done.” But, we have choices. So Satan also makes a dramatic presentation, telling us, “all these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.” Matt. 4:9 (KJV) So today as we stand at a crossroad there are two signs, one pointing to our Savior Jesus Christ and life eternal.

And the other towards a path bound for perdition. The choice is ours. God’s Spirit will not force us to choose life over death but the word of God is a mirror into our lives and as we look into that mirror we realize how far short we have fallen from the glory and purity of God and of the high standard set for us by Christ so now we must ask ourselves;

“When we reach that final sunset and we look into His eyes, will the tears we shed be tears of joy or would they be our last goodbye.” My friends it will be a tragedy to get to that day that we waited for all our life, and realize that all we had accumulated and accomplished on this earth “could not compare to eternal life.” That we have now lost.







May 22, 2016


DavidGoliathIn 1 Corinthians 1:18, the Bible tells us that the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but the power of God to [a faithful few who continually endure, along with a passion to serve]” 1 Corinthians 1:18 (KJV). Friends, I need you to understand that God is not only a God from Genesis to revelation, but is a God of yesterday today and tomorrow in each of our lives personally if we believe.

Yesterday, we could have been a David telling Goliath; “we only need one weapon against the forces of evil and it is the name of the Lord. And He will deliver His faithful because “He never slumbers nor sleeps” therefore, He will never forsake us,  and we can tell the world that the Lord does not save with sword and spear, for the battle is the Lord’s. [And with prayer and supplication, through His Spirit victory is ours, says the Lord]……. ”1 Sam. 45-46 (NKJV) Ps. 121:4 (KJV)

And today my friends, our faith may have been shaken because of various situation or circumstances Satan has brought into our life. But like the three imgresHebrew boys who tells king Nebuchadnezzar “ God will deliver us from the burning fiery furnace or the trials and tribulations of this world,……..But if not, let it be known to [the world],….that we will not serve another god, or put the things of this world before the true God. And because our Faith may be shaken but never compromised, today, with no reservation we know the God we serve, will always be our refuge, and no evil shall ever befall us….For He shall give His angels charge over our lives. Daniel 3:17-24 (NKJV) Ps 91:9-11 (NKJV)

And tomorrow we may have to become a Daniel who because of His faith and the God He served was persecuted and then cast into the den of lions….And because of Daniel’s faith, the same king who threw Daniel in the lions den is now praying and fasting and making supplications before God to deliver Daniel from the lions den. And He did. My friends God changes lives when others witness what God will do for us.

daniel_in_lions_denAnd this same God, if  we will serve continually, will deliver us from that roaring lion Satan, who will not be able to hurt us because we are God’s children.  My friends we serve an on time God who just yesterday we proved to the world that the battle is not ours but the Lord’s, and today the same forces of evil that tried to prevail didn’t because our faith remained steadfast as we told all who would listen; even if our God does not deliver us right away, we will let it be known to everyone that we will not serve other gods nor the things of this world.

And tomorrow because we have continued to hold on to the promises of God and His will for our lives we now tell our story about that mountain we have asked to ‘Move from here to there,’ and it did because nothing is impossible for us if we serve “a risen Savior.” And one day soon, we will be called up to meet Christ in the clouds and Christ will personally  say to His faithful who endured.

Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things yesterday and today and now tomorrow and forever Enter into this place“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him”1 Cor. 2:9 (NKJV)



May 21, 2016


a05dd5b7f1715d3d4bc56123f2578516As faithful warriors, we must possess the single main trait to succeed in the rigorous training session for the final conflict, as we “deny self and take up our cross daily and follow Christ [wherever He leads] as His disciples.” Luke 9:23 (NIV) The final words, to a warrior for God simply says “Do you have what it takes to give it all to the Master because “you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” Mark 13:13 (KJV)

So we must be “prepared through our faith to pass through scenes that will severely test our confidence in God [but] when we see no way to advance, when the “Red Sea” is before us and the pursuing army behind, that [is when] God will bid us to “go forward.” (E. G. White Testimonies for the Church) “For our light affliction, which [will be, only for a moment,] is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” 2 Cor. 4:17 (NKJV)

So we must “go forward” as we walk step by step in the path Christ marks out for His faithful. Trials will come, but we must “go forward.” That is whyD14B372F96 my friends our faith must not waver in these minor afflictions we face today because God knows what lies ahead for all who “go forward” as we allow our lives to be “crucified with Christ while at the same time self-dies as we allow Christ to take full control.”

So God now prepares His heirs and joint heirs with His Son “for something we cannot handle right now. But, He’s providing us with what we will need through His Spirit to carry out the next matter in our life,” because our trials now are only “the beginning of sorrows, because one day “there will be great tribulation, such have never been since the beginning of the world until this time, or ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” Matt. 24:21-22 (NKJV)

“But he [or she] who endures to the end shall be saved.” So my friends, we must trust in the lord with all our heart, while never leaning on our own understanding as we acknowledge Him as our Lord and Savior and surrender our all as He guides us on this straight and narrow path across the finish line as conquers into the promise land. But, we can only trust, what we have become accustomed to placing our faith and trust in.

images4For “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” Romans 10:17 (NKJV) So today, focus on an unparalleled time in our life that today we are not prepared for, unparalleled implying; “unequaled or unmatched, peerless, unprecedented. But we must not become complacent for “we no not the hour or day, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Matt 24:36 (NIV)

That is why we must continue to prepare our faith to be unparalleled, also meaning “unequaled, unmatched, peerless and unprecedented,” because it will be the hardest Season we will ever experience but one day God will say “it is finished” and “the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” [If we believe]1 Thess. 4:16-17 (NKJV)



May 20, 2016


“Without faith it is impossible to please God. because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Heb 11:6 (KJV)

images4Christ Is calling His Children to the point of unrestricted and unrestrained dependence on Him. In addition, He continually allows what is humanly impossible to become totally possible through Him If we will only claim His promises through our faith and “weather the storm” of doubt Satan attacks us with daily. And  as Christians, we must each day determine with certainty that our “steps are directed by the Lord. So, How then can anyone understand their own way? Prov. 20:24 (NIV)

My friends, “The obstacles that hinder our progress will never disappear before a halting, doubting spirit. Those who defer obedience till every shadow of uncertainty disappears and there remains no risk of failure or defeat will never obey at all. Unbelief whispers, “Let us wait till the obstructions are removed, and we can see our way clearly;” but faith courageously urges an advance, hoping all things, believing all things.” (E.G. White Patriarchs and Prophets PP 290)

And as our eyes are stayed on Christ, we begin to “walk by faith, and not by sight,” because “faith doesn’t necessarily know where it’s going, but it doesimages41 know who’s leading.” And with Christ guiding our footsteps we want become complacent that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Eph. 6:12 (NKJV)

“The story is told of a student who had a good friend in graduate school who was blind. When he arrived he was given a tour by a campus representative. His friends, also walked various routes with him to help him get acclimated with the campus and town. He then begin to navigate his surroundings by cane and not a service dog. Within days he was on his own. How this was possible he explained; he counted his steps, as he “mapped” various soundscapes in his mind, which allowed him to tell his position by echoes and non-echoes as he became familiar with street crossings, stairwells, etc.”

As Christian we must also take A spiritual attitude of discernment, using the Blind student as our example and how he got from destination to destination, using Christ as our Guide. However faith in itself is not blind; because it is based on God’s promises in the Scriptures, and our personal experiences in walking with God every day. But what becomes sightless is the millions of ways that our God has to provide for His Children, and what way He will use at any particular time in our lives.

My friends, each step in our life has been “ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in His way.” oh what assurance in knowing God delighteth to lead urland guide a sinner like you and I as our faith takes control and we map our steps backward to see where God has brought us as we go forward to our final destination; that place “Eye have not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Cor. 2:9 (NKJV)

My friends we can never forget that Jesus is “the author and finisher of our faith” which only means He has predictability throughout His word and my life and that His “steadfast love never ceases;  and his mercies never comes to an end; [because] they are new every morning; great is His faithfulness.” Lam. 3:22-23 (ESV)