Summary: Too often we fall short of doing what God has called us to do, We become discouraged because of our past.This sermon is intended for those who sometimes fall short of their daily duty!
The Ministry of S.A.R.A.H.
(Serenity*Atonement*Restoration & Healing)
Evangelist Carolyn Malaika Foster-Brooks
Father God, thank You for another chance to wake up and enjoy the glory of daybreak!
I pray that this entire day will be as You have planned it for my life and that I have what is required to stand upright and not fall into temptation or the traps of the ungodly. I claim victory in the name of Jesus over any adversary that is in my midst. Because of my faith in You Lord I know that no weapon formed against me will ever prosper.
Lord I pray an intercessary prayer for everybody that is in need of Serenity, Atonement, Restoration and Healing right now God. It is done and let all the believers say so in the name of Jesus!
Use me Lord and use this ministry for the purpose of Your gospel truth being shared worldwide. Bless everybody and please go with all of the bereaved families in the world. God, remind them in the midst of their sorrow, that there is a new home in Heaven to look forward to where we will meet again if we live right!
Thank You Lord and so it is......Amen!
SCRIPTURE: (James 3:13-18) nlv. (13) IF YOU ARE WISE AND UNDERSTAND GOD’S WAYS, LIVE A LIFE OF STEADY GOODNESS SO THAT ONLY GOOD DEEDS WILL POUR FORTH. AND IF YOU DON’T BRAG ABOUT THE GOOD YOU DO, THEN YOU WILL BE TRULY WISE! (14) BUT IF YOU ARE BITTERLY JEALOUS AND THERE IS SELFISH AMBITION IN YOUR HEARTS, DON’T BRAG ABOUT BEING WISE. THAT IS THE WORSE KIND OF LIE. (15) FOR JEALOUSY AND SELFISHNESS ARE NOT GOD’S KIND OF WISDOM. SUCH THINGS ARE EARTHLY, UNSPIRITUAL, AND MOTIVATED BY THE DEVIL. (16) FOR WHEREVER THERE IS JEALOUSY AND SELFISH AMBITION, THERE YOU WILL FIND DISORDER AND EVERY KIND OF EVIL. (17) BUT THE WISDOM THAT COMES FROM HEAVEN IS FIRST OF ALL PURE. IT IS ALSO PEACE LOVING, GENTLE, AT ALL TIMES, AND WILLING TO YIELD TO OTHERS. IT IS FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD DEEDS. IT SHOWS NO PARTIALITY AND IS ALWAYS SINCERE. (18) AND THOSE WHO ARE PEACEMAKERS WILL PLANT SEEDS OF PEACE AND REAP A HARVEST OF GOODNESS.
DO NOT WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING, BUT PRAY AND ASK GOD FOR EVERYTHING YOU NEED, ALWAYS GIVING THANKS. AND GOD’S PEACE, WHICH IS SO GREAT, WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND IT, WILL KEEP YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS IN CHRIST JESUS.
(PHILLIPIANS 4:6-7 nlv)
And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness. And God’s peace which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus!....Let’s talk today about a reality that we all know about, but often don’t want to face. And if you need a topic for this message, it will have to be, "LET’S JOIN FORCES AND BECOME A C.O.P. !
If you don’t mind, let me take that one step further. As I was thinking about this sermon and was listening to God’s divine guidance, He took me back to a childhood memory when at one time someone asked me the question, "What did I want to be when I grew up?" Well, how many of you realize that God’s plans are not always man’s plans? I wanted to be a nurse like my grandmother, then I wanted to be a real estate mogul like my father, I wanted to be a jazz singer like Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone, I wanted to be an airplane pilot and even at one time I wanted to be a Catholic Nun, but God really knew better than that, because I don’t know about you, but I have not always been saved and I would have gotten kicked out of the convent! FOR REAL! Then,believe it or not I even considered being an FBI agent until I realized that in my family, our skeletons had skeletons in their closet and it was no way in the world I could have passed a background check without having to dig up some stuff I didn’t even want to know about!
Okay, you’re laughing...that’s cool. But while some of you have been judging someone else’s past, a few skeletons fell out of your closet while you were looking the other way! Amen...
Needless to say, most of those I wanted to be when I grew up, never became a reality. God knew before I was formed in my mother’s womb, just as certain as He knew His plans for you too, that I would join forces and become a C.O.P. , and would hook up with the G.B.I. and the C.S.I. too !
I can hear some of you now, saying , see I told you so....I knew it was something about her that was strange...Ah man....I wonder who else in here is like that? Well guess what? You’re right. There is something strange about me and you too...but let’s not get it twisted! You see, when we hear the word COPS, automatically we think about the law and that is right! But I am talking about God’s Law and the COPS I refer to are, CHRISTIANS ON PATROL-Keeping Peace in God’s House! The G.B.I. that I’m connected to and don’t mind anybody knowing about it are GODLY BRETHREN INSPIRING others and the C.S.I..? CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE INVESTIGATORS. Halleluah! Yes, we are strange and a peculiar people according to the scriptures...