I have been sending a weekly message to the FCS community for many years. Today as I write this final message, I do so with many fond memories and emotions.
The truth for believers is that God wants to be an active part of all the decision making in our lives. Life will always throw us a curve ball and there will always be times when we are uncertain about what to do. Our choice is very clear. If we choose to rely on our own wisdom, we risk failure and heartache. If we follow the principles of God’s Word and trust in God’s plan for our lives, we have the assurance that He will be with us. The choice seems to be very clear. Trust God always with every decision!
The truth that we need to hear today is that the difference we can make right here in Miami is directly related to how we honor
Christ in our lives. We may not be able to stand on a mountain top and proclaim a great message where thousands of people can
hear, but we can live our lives in obedience to Christ’s commands. We can honor Christ every day of our lives by praising Him with our
lives every day as our King. And finally, we can honor him by having the same concern for lost people and a lost nation as He had.
Yes, we need change in America today, but the kind of change America desperately needs can only take place in the hearts of Americans, not in politics or the courts.
Disney’s perseverance came from his dad who personally sacrificed to help him overcome a seemingly unattainable dream.
Jesus Christ has done the same for us. According to this passage in Hebrews, we have to learn how to set aside whatever it is that is
an obstacle for us in our lives.
It is your decision to give your allegiance to the Creator of the universe and place your faith in His Son Jesus Christ who loves you and paid the price on the cross for your citizenship in heaven. If you have never made the decision to trust in Him for your eternal citizenship, why not today?
When “push comes to shove” do I put myself first, or do I put the needs of others first in the name of Jesus? “Only one life will soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.”
God is more interested in our living by faith in Christ, in our hope of eternity, and in our love for others, than in our good works, our giving money, or in our church attendance. He desires that we not remain in a backslidden condition, but that we come to Him with a repentant heart rather than offer our religious acts.
Many have taught that the issue of violence is the result of poverty or a lack of education. We must learn that even though these are certainly contributing factors, it is not a lack of money or education, but a lack of submission to God’s authority and obedience to His Word in our society that has produced this culture of violence. There is no doubt that until we as a nation repent and return to Christian principles as taught in God’s Word, evil will continue to abound.
As believers we must pray for President Biden and his advisors. As followers of Christ, we must ask God to be able to live our lives in peace, and to be able to share our faith with those who live around us. I pray that Mr. Biden’s presidency will be characterized by the acknowledgment that “the Almighty” is in control, and that he as a president is an instrument which can be used for good by God, even in the most turbulent of times in a divided country.