March 23, 2015


isa43-1called-you-by-nme-you-are-mineBut now the Lord who created you, O Israel, says: Don’t be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you.

When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up the flames will not consume you.” Isaiah 43:1-2 NKJV)

It was almost 1:00 in the morning when the phone rang. Dr. Leo Winters, the highly acclaimed Chicago surgeon, was abruptly awakened. There had been an accident and his skill hands were needed for immediate surgery.

The quickest route happened to be through a rather tough area, but with time being a critical factor, it was worth the risk. At one of the stoplights his door was yanked open by a man with a gray hat and a dirty flannel shirt.

“I got to have your car!” the man screamed, pulling him from his seat. Winters tried to explain the gravity of the situation but theimgres5 man would not listen. When the doctor was finally able to get a taxi to the hospital over an hour had elapsed and it was to late as the patient had passed away 30 minutes earlier.

The nurse told him that the father of the victim had gone to the chapel wondering why the doctor never came. Dr. Winters walked hurriedly to get to the chapel and when he entered he saw the father wearing a gray hat and dirty flannel shirt. (J. Utley)

Tragically the man in the gray hat, and dirty flannel shirt, had terminated the one chance he had in saving his son’s life. My friends How, many times, in our life do we terminate or eliminate the saving grace of our Savior from our lives.

09a58580He knocks daily, “Here I am! Please respond, for I Am the only way, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which you can be saved” Acts 4:12 (NKJV)

My friends, If you hear God’s voice please open the door to your heart and allow His Spirit to come in and make a complete transformation, for God’s love, grace and  mercy is still sufficient to sustain us until we cross over into the promise land.

Please don’t terminate your relationship with Christ because your schedules, and time does not fit within Christ spiritual agenda. “The steps of a good man [and woman] are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand. Ps 37:23-24 (NKJV) So that text tells me, Christ has ordered our steps and has set an agenda that will get us to the promise land if we will only respond to His knocking.

Jer. 29:11 (NIV) tells us For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, images10plans to give you hope and a future.” Remember This is the great I Am who created the heavens and earth in 7 Days.

In addition, He “created man and woman in His own image;” That is why we should “Trust in the Lord with [a passion of hope], and lean not on our own understanding” but give it all to the Master as we acknowledge the presence of God in our lives, by letting our faith and endurance dictate our journey.

So my friends, today with heartfelt prayer and supplications let’s make it all about our redeemer and as we take up our cross, with passion cry out “All to Jesus I surrender; Humbly at His feet I bow, Worldly pleasures all forsaken; take me, Jesus, take me now” as you create in me a clean and pure heart, one that will shield us against all “principalities, and powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this world” and prepares me to cross over into the promise land and life eternal.


So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY



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