House of Judah Ministries
1970 Parker Road
Saint Louis Mo. 63138
Pastor James A. Thomas Jr.
Anniversary Sermon
April 20, 2008

God will make a way

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

First I would like to applaud the commitment of this great congregation and its members for being a pillar of the community and for standing for 51 years. For 51 years of being a leaning post and a light house to lost and weary souls. And a bright light in the midst of darkness and an open bosom to the broken hearted. For if there is one thing I know it has not always been easy. It has not been a walk in the park. I know this because I overheard Job having a conversation. He was saying you know God has been good to me real
Good, he said but I found out that man that is born of a woman is of a few days. He said and those few days are full of trouble. So I know truth be told someone here knows there have been times when your body didnít feel like it could make it. But you pushed on anyway. There have been days of uncertainty but yet you have pushed on anyway. Moments of discouragement, nights of despair, sometimes it seems as though God is not listening. See Solomon was warning us at the same time he was encouraging us.

The verse has a two fold meaning, he says trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to thine own understanding. Solomon was saying there are going to be times when it seems like the more you pray the more you have to pray. Times when it seems as if you can see your vision your dreams fading and drifting away. Sometimes it seems as if your dreams are
on hold and your time has passed and gone. Solomon was telling us the same thing God told Joshua. In the first chapter of Joshua three times God warns and encourages Joshua at the same time. In Joshua 1 verse 6, 7 and nine God tells Joshua be strong and of good courage. I have told our church anytime God warns you of something 3 times take head.

God would not tell you to be strong unless there was a need to be concerned. Not unless danger was close and evident. Ask Nehemiah anytime you attempt do Godís work the enemy is always busy. The enemy will get busy trying to destroy your character your reputation trying to slow you down. I like what God said in verse 5b he said I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Thatís why Solomon said lean not to thine own understanding he was saying stop focusing on what you see and donít listen to what you hear. If God has promised you something even if you canít see how it
is going to come to pass even if you canít see when it is going to come to pass. Just remember numbers 23:19 God is not a man that he should lie neither the son of man that he should repent hath he said it and shall he not do it or hath he spoken it and shall he not make it good.

I believe that someone here has made up their mind that no matter what it looks like I am going to trust God anyhow. I believe