|Posted by EHancock2 on May 4, 2015 at 11:20 AM|
It's gotten to the point a growing number of people eagerly await the things I post under the name "SONday Sermon" or "Sunday Sermon" or whatever. That makes me happy, but it also worries me.
See, God calls certain people to be shepherds of His flock. While I don't feel I fall into the category of Shepherd, I understand that, for some, these weekly posts may be the most "God" some of you are able to get, maybe due to work or, as with me sitting with grandpa, family commitments. Friends, let me say this. It doesn't have to be this way. You don't have to rely on me alone. Number one, you all have a bible. If you're reading this, you have access to a bible. How do I know? Because you have access to websites such as Bible.cc, bible.com and openbible.info.
My little ditties, that often do not cite a bible verse, are not enough. Period. Nor should they be. You need to be in God's word. If you call yourself Christian, you need to read The Word and talk to God.
See, I don't have any specific talent or gift here that I know of. (Outside my ability to write down what God and I talk about.
There's nothing I do that you can't do with the right tools. And I've given you those tools. Prayer and bible reading. I might also add in fellowship with others, but isn't that what we are doing here?
So here is your task. Start your own conversation with God today. Start it in the car on the way to church or work or Aunty's house. Start it in the store as you're trying to decide what to buy. Start the conversation before you get out of bed or before you go to sleep tonight. Quite simply, start the conversation where you are. All I do is ask God one simple question. Something like "what is it you wish me to hear today?" For these messages I ask, "What is it you wish me to say today?"
And then I listen.
Remember the bible says, "you have not because you ask not." Elsewhere, it declares, "ask and you shall receive. Knock and the door shall be opened."
So, knock knock....
Are you there?
Til next time, have a marvelous SONday.