“Never Alone”, even though we are

Each morning I begin with a scripture for the day and read Adrian Rogers’ “Love Worth Finding”.  I wish I could write like that.  Regardless of the number of people around, there are times when I feel totally alone for whatever reason.  That’s what my mother called her “dark place”.  I must not be smart since whatever was clouding my mind always disappears when I turn my eyes toward JESUS.  Would I only do that first and forever, donchaknow.  Here is a wonderful lesson from Pastor Rogers:

All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” – Matthew 28:18-20

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

Do you know what worry is? Worry is a mild form of atheism. It’s acting like God doesn’t exist. The great missionary David Livingstone took the Gospel to Africa and actually discovered and unlocked much of Africa. He lived a life of loneliness and danger. On January 14, 1856, surrounded by hostile people beating war drums like they were going to attack the next morning, he wrote in his journal: “Felt much turmoil of spirit in prospect of having all of my plans for the welfare of this great region and this teaming population knocked on the head by savages tomorrow.”

Sitting at his campfire, he knows what’s out there in the dark. Then he writes, “But I read that Jesus said, ‘All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth, go ye therefore and teach all nations, and lo I am with you always, even to the end of the world.’ This is the word of a gentleman of the most strict and sacred honor. I will not cross furtively as I had intended. Why should such a man as I flee? I shall take observations for latitude and longitude tonight. Though it may be the last, I feel quite calm now. Thank God.”

ACTION POINT:

Follow Livingstone’s example. Practice the presence of the Lord this coming year. You’re going to be tempted. Know that Jesus Christ never leaves us, never forsakes us. When the devil comes and knocks at your heart’s door, simply say, “Jesus, please go answer the door.”

I love this. when sin and trouble knocks, “JESUS, please go open the door”.   Now, that’s something good I get from My Box of Chocolates.    AMEN

 

One thought on ““Never Alone”, even though we are

  1. Jim, this is an excellent post! So practical and of the highest importance. Thanks for helping all of us take up the shield of faith to extinguish those fiery darts!! Please tell Susan that Sai and I say “hello and miss you!”

    Don

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