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Topic: Sellout (05/26/11)
TITLE: Though All Men SHould Forsake You
By Nigel Byng
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When life throws you a wicked curve ball, and it will at some point, how would you react? Will you be as his disciple Thomas who asked for the proof that his Lord was truly alive, or Peter who denied his Lord at his most trying moment when his proud boast of standing through thick and thin was finally put to the test?
Say what you will, we are either one or the other and sometimes both at the same time. Doubt and fear accompany every trial we may encounter. Whether it's financial, emotional, physical or spiritual, our consummate enemies manifest themselves each time. We all question God and we all tend to deny him his lordship.
Just as God was faithful to both men proving himself yet again to be faithful, forgiving and redemptive, he will do the same for us and his grace will be sufficient to bring us through every moment of personal crisis.
Every disciple of Christ is asked to give up that which he cherished the most. Matthew may have been a prospering accountant, he had to make that tough choice that we all have, the world and its glory or the way of the cross. Peter in his poverty had the same choice, surrender my meager means to provide for my family or the way of the cross. What kept them?
When it came to the crunch, their teacher Jesus prayed that their faith be increased. He surrendered them to his father in heaven. Itís always easier to walk away. Itís always easier to stick with what you know. Itís always easier to save your own neck.
The problems you feared to face because of the lack of spiritual foresight, becomes the miracle you claim in victorious hindsight.
The strong denials of God's ability you utter at the moment of crisis become the testimony of the redeemed when god prevails.
Never let obstacles deter you. I once read a phrase from Sun Tzu which went something like this ďThe consummate leader cultivates the moral Law, and strictly adheres to method and discipline.Ē I reckon he was right. As Christians if we practice diligently that which is right, never wavering, being consistent in our faith in God and his son Jesus, that if we strictly adhere to method and discipline we would be the head and not the tail as God declares.
Instead of being a sellout ask God for the strength to hold out! Just remember we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus.
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