Stories develop over a lifetime. From the moment we get up in the morningto the time we go to bed at night, there are countless possibilties that couldoccur. That is why a person definitely needs to be in The Lord’s care every-day. It is so important to give your whole life in surrender to the way of Jesus that you may be in the protection that He offers.
In my sermon, “Reaching For The Master’s Hand”, My heart wastouched to discuss faith and healing in such a way to help thoserealize that no matter what is going on in the body, God’s Handof mercy is there with our faith reaching out to Him in such a wayof desperation acknowledging that He alone can intervene in a seemingly hopeless situation. The Spirit of The Lord moved uponme in such a way to bring out the fact that it is not truly things or even ideas that has any power other than The mighty move of theHoly Spirit Who has all authority for a Divine Touch of His graceoffered and His mercy extended to us in such a time of need.I relate my life to a time when I almost would have died had not The Lord brought a healing in such a way that kept me tightly inHis care to live and share His wonderful news of healing and restoration beyond what anyone could have imagined. I praiseGod to the fact that His purposes in my life to preach and teach His Word gave me hope to go on.It is important to know that God loves you no matter what youhave faced. He gives strength beyond human reasoning.Trust in Him for healing today!As I was praying for the leading of The Holy Spirit for my nextsermon, I began to think about the structure of our lives and how The Lord wants to work within our hearts in such a waythat we would have a renewed outlook giving us a chance to live a more victorious life that is more pleasing in His sight.In order for us to desire a closer walk with Him, we much firstpray for His guidance to help us make better decisions for the upcoming year. In times of grief, it may seem that God doesn’t care about oursituation; but even in that state of mind, God not only cares, Healso understands the frail heart. In knowing His Word, imagine how grieved He feels, when we don’t put our full trust in His promises. In my sermon, “WE SHALL COME FORTH!”, I felt ledto express, that even when delays make us feel that all is hopeless, God , in His ultimate control, gives us our hope through the reassuring Words Jesus gave us. He made us alive now by His grace in salvation to live by that kindness in the believing faith; that, even if we would notsee the fullness of a complete healing in this life (due todeath of this earthly body as we know it), He will give usa translated body to live forevermore with Him!The Sincere Word of God spoken is truth. That truth receivedbrings life through His Spirit. That life lived in His Spirit bringshope for eternal life. In that eternal life, we will forever rejoicein His presence. God gave us His best, Jesus. Give Him your best, your life, by living for Him. You will then be truly blessed with eternal life to come. In the first part of “Fruitfruits”, the expression God providedwas one of realization of The Holy Spirit’s true work, transforminglives to be lived seriously and completely before Him, so thatwe may partake of all His Goodness that He alone bestows!The giving of ourselves in what we do in the work of The Lordshould be of an attitude of humbleness. For one day we willgive an account of just how well we handled what He gave us.Watch my second part of “Firstfruits”. Listen closely of how God deals with a heart to offer Him the fullest of obediencein every area. Then take a close look at “Living Today In ChristJesus”. Watching and listening attentively and entirely to thewhole thing (Song, Sermon, Prayers). You may notice howtransforming a life in total obedience in every area brings agreater victory to one’s life. Always realize that intercessoryprayer is an act of reconciliation that brings a true mediationthat God brings to settle our broken hearts in a mending process on to an even greater victory ahead!Living our lives in The genuine love of Christ Jesus our Lordguarantees a secure standing in not only peace by The HolySpirit’s presence; but also, it enables us to have a firm stead-fastness to remain faithful to Him in this race of life we run.With each passing day we are closer to finishing this race of life. In “Run The Race Well”, God dealt with my heart to realize that although there is fraility in our lives, we need to determine to persevere through every trial. God gives us the ability by The Holy Spirit’s comfort to continue to persevere in a steadfast manner that we may continue to mature in a pleasing way,keeping the love of Jesus deep inside that we may be blame-less before God to radiate His love in sincerity withouthypocrisy in The truth of The Gospel.No victories gained in this life could be lasting apart from whatThe Lord Jesus did for us. God’s plan through Jesus gave us everyreason to walk in victory! How? We are overcomers by the assurance that living in Him gives us our hope, that no matterwhat befalls us in this life, it doesn’t tear apart His love towards us.Although the crushing blows in a world full of turmoil, His unfailinglove remains intact. With all the pressures we face today, our committment should be to a faithful work and reliance upon God for His help. Having an unshakable faith gives us stabiltiyand grows us into a maturity to understand His extraordinary forgiveness. In “Nothing Can Separate”, Realizing Jesus Christ’s love in our hearts by The Holy Spirit’s presence within and the cleansing work He does in our lives by His forgivesness grows us into His grace that we may therefore also show an example offorgiveness to others. We also will someday see a surpassingvictory ahead standing in God’s presence. Thank God for TheHoly Spirit’s work within lives today! “Therefore, my dearbrothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excellingin the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58 CSB)Have you ever questioned your efforts as to what you desireto see in result of the energy you put out to complete something in your life? Although this question may seem somewhat complex,due to the fact that everyone has different goals, the answer differsfrom person to person. One thing is certain for true success in alife that can be genuinely fulfilled, and that is a reliance on the strength that comes from God alone. With a hope filled expectation in a futureGod has planned, and an active faith by waiting upon God, you shouldgive Him the best you can with what you have deep inside of yourself.With The Holy Spirit’s presence upon your life, one could never go wrong by giving Him all The Glory for everything He does within a heartand life in the excitement that the outcome will be to foreverrejoice in His presence someday all together giving praise to His Name! Watch “Courageous And Expectant Endurace”.Disobedience to trust in God’s promises of His grace hinders the ability to enter into that rest He provided. Then, if it is that vital to acquire the blessings by listening to His Word, how much more important it is to heed that Word promptly, by realizing God’s power to the very breath of His Spiritthat He places within, that sees to the very deepest part of our nature. The good news of His grace needs to be heeded in order to somedayenter into that perfect rest. I pray that my sermon entitled, “God Knows All”,will help with an awareness that He places the very breath in our bodies;by believing in Him with acceptance to what He gave us, His Spiritresides in our lives to use in a skilful way to live our lives pleasing Himin order that we will someday enter into that everlasting rest. LaNora G. MeansMy Most Recent Sermon