A Father’s Day Message by Bev Herring
One of my favorite preachers was talking about his father on a CD lately … that he was a good man … perhaps not a perfect man but very good to him.
He made the statement that if someone were to blame him for things he hadn’t done … he’d jump to his defense.
I didn’t have the closest relationship with my father but he was a decent hardworking man and I realized I would also defend my dad.
Then, he said something that really caught me off guard.
I was guilty of what I’m about to say. . .but not anymore.
I used to speak about what I had to have to meet this or that need. I, unwittingly, developed a need mentality. . .which was reinforced by the words of my mouth.
I can remember totaling up bills and praying for God to meet this need of $15,000 or whatever the amount by a specific date. When the need was met. . .I breathed a sigh of relief and, of course, gave God the glory.
However, a moment of pure revelation came to my fine wife Bev and I. . .the day we realized that we should stop thinking and speaking in terms of needs. . and begin thinking and speaking of living in surplus.
It’s real simple. . .when you live in surplus. . .you’ll never have to ask God to meet another need. . .ever again.
The message was very clear. . .the Lord said to me:
“My children must not feel threatened but they must listen to and obey my Word.”
Then in a very special moment. . .He led me to Acts 20:24 in the Amplified Bible which says:
“But none of these things move me; neither do I esteem my life dear to myself, if only I may finish my course with joy and the ministry which I have obtained from [which was entrusted to me by] the Lord Jesus, faithfully to attest to the good news (Gospel) of God’s grace (His unmerited favor, spiritual blessing, and mercy).”
Here are seven things you should realize when you feel threatened.
Have you ever wondered why bad things happen to good people?
Maybe you’re one of the good people. . .wondering what’s been happening to you.
I believe they are three reasons.
First, the choices you make or don’t make today affect what happens to you in your future.
Just imagine. . .that ten of your brothers were born to your father’s first wife.
Has the battery on your car ever become weak due to your interior or headlights being left on overnight?
If so, you're probably very familiar with how to jumpstart your car. It's relatively simple...you connect a pair of jumper cables to your weak battery with that of a strong battery in a car that's idling.
The surge of power energizes your weak battery to run another day. However, it's best to let the weak battery stay connected for several minutes so it can build up its power.
If your spiritual batteries are weak...you need a jumpstart from the Word of God. Once your spiritual engine gets revved up...you need to keep attached to the Word of God.
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