Being bashed because of your faith is not fun, is it? No Christian likes to be teased for their seemingly weird convictions or standards. It is uncomfortable, awkward, and uncertain. But there is a way to escape this gruesome conflict and persecution as a Believer. There is a way to never have to suffer for being a follower of Christ.
Frequently I hear it said of someone that he is still trying to “find his way” in life. Our world is full of aimless drifters and empty souls. Another toy. Another trip. Another lover. Everyone just trying to find their way – but, to where? Many people have traveled all of life on a certain path only to discover that it did not lead to the destination they had hoped. How do you find your way, the Lord’s way, for life? God has given us a guidebook for the journey. Only Scripture can show us the plain and right path.
How can you really know God’s will for your life? Have you ever been perplexed or frustrated at trying to figure out exactly what it is that God wants you to do? If so, you are not alone. Trust me. This happens to all of us at some point or another.
Every time I was with him, I was encouraged and challenged by his walk with the Lord, humility, and friendship. He had a tremendous influence on my life in many ways, and I wanted to share a few of those as a tribute to my friend
My late pastor, Bro Bobby Roberson used to always say, “What you say should not hurt me, because I’m supposed to be dead to self, and you can’t hurt something that’s dead.”
Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
It is hard for me to understand that there was a day in which slaves lived in great subjection to their masters. Many masters, choosing the ways of dictatorship and cruelty. Listen in on how Sarah Ashley age 93, described her life in real slavery.
Don’t you just love to lose? No, really. Don’t you just love to exude all your energy into a DIY project and have it turn out to be an absolute waste of time? Or how about writing an exhaustive research paper only to have your computer shut down before you could hit Save? NOT. AT. ALL.
What if someone else had to write your resume? Who would you pick to write it? What if I told you I was going to have a stranger write yours? Secretly, someone would watch you for a week, a month, a year; then based on what they saw, THEY would write your resume. How would you like that?
Carefully, he stares at the man before him. With a look of disappointment and disdain, he studies this all too familiar subject. That face. I know I’ve seen it before. But where? I feel as though I’ve always known him, and yet there is a great distortion. There is something I cannot place, but I beg of God to know.