Are you where you want to be — or rather, the question that matters the most — are you where God wants you to be? (Pastor, Frank H Stewart, Oct. 16, 2011)
All we have to do to get "there" is accept Jesus Christ. Some would say, "I have accepted Jesus, and I know that He died on the cross for our sins." But we still may not be there yet, at the place where we allow Jesus Christ to be Lord in our lives. We may sing about Him, and even teach about Him, but still not allow Him to be Lord in our lives.
When Jesus is Lord in our lives, we won’t worry, or fear, or quit, but we will rest and trust in Him and His decisions concerning us, even through the storms of life.
Geraldine Singleton faced an unusual enemy. Her body waged war against her. She survived breast cancer and a mastectomy. Less than a decade later, the insidious disease returned as a brain tumor that spread to her bones. USA Today reported, "She has since weathered a car accident; a house fire; three mini strokes; and hardest of all, the death of a brother and two sisters."
Amazingly, Singleton doesn’t feel downcast. She claimed, "God has chosen to lift me up." Singleton now educates other cancer victims and has joined a choir of other breast cancer survivors who say "we sing through our storms." (The New Women’s Devotional Bible, 2006)
I believe that we are on our way. Although we have not all arrived as of yet, I believe that we are at least moving and that is progress. (THANK GOD)
The world that we live in is becoming more and more dependent upon itself and its increasingly evil and ungodly ways and actions. Therefore, the true children of God are looking to and leaning and depending upon God more and more for guidance and protection.
No, not all of God’s children are there yet. If all of us are not there yet, then we are not there yet.
There is no "I" in "we." There is a song that says, "I need you. You need me. We’re all a part of God’s body. Stand with me ... I need you to survive." This song rings true in the lives of God’s people. I’m reminded of what Jesus told Peter after he had denied Jesus and repented for it: "after you have been strengthened, then turn and strengthen your brother." Luke 22:32