3-Week Series: Double Blessing

Sermon Illustrations

between the counsel given to us by the world and that we receive from our Wonderful Counselor:

The world says “Take control and be in charge—conquering is the key.”

MY FATHER SAYS “I know the plans I have for you—give it up and follow Me.”

The world says I should love things and use people. That’s the way it’s been!

MY FATHER SAYS I should love people and us things. That’s the way to win!

The world says in this fast-paced life that “busy is the best.”

MY FATHER SAYS “Come unto Me and I will give you rest.

The world says “Sacrifice to reach the top—the bottom you don’t deserve.”

MY FATHER SAYS “The least shall be great—so humble yourself and serve.”

The world says “There are no absolutes—it’s up to me to decide.”

MY FATHER SAYS “Forgive them once—forgive them twice—forgive them

again and again!”

The world sees the outside—the accomplishments and pride.

MY FATHER sees the inside—from Him I cannot hide.

[SOURCE: Anne Alexander, Marietta, Georgia]

Whose advice do you follow and seek? The many voices crying out in the world or that of Him Whose Name is Counselor, indeed Wonderful Counselor? He is our only reliable One you can always trust. He truly knows the plans He has for you. “Give it up and follow Him,” because from “from Him you can not hide."