Summary: Helen Keller said, “"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."
The Little Train that Could...
“The Blessing Of a Submissive Spirit”
Isaiah 40:6-8 MSG
6 The voice said, “Cry out!”
And he said, “What shall I cry?”
“All flesh is grass,
And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
7 The grass withers, the flower fades,
Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it;
Surely the people are grass.
8 The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.”
In these trying times in which we live, we see things happen around us,
that to someone who doesn't know the Lord, would seem somewhat frightening.
Like the trouble that's going on In the Middle East right now,
like the unrest in the Gaza Strip, the missiles Iran is setting off with
their so Called testing program, the mass genocide in Syria with
Russia's help, and terrorist acts of violence that pop up randomly
And even the things happening in our own backyard on the evening news
with our own public facilities...
And sometimes we wonder, Lord what in the world is going on?
But the word states, no matter what we think...God is in control!
Psalms 91: 1-10 Voice
1 He who takes refuge in the shelter of the Most High
will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 He will say to the Eternal, “My shelter, my mighty fortress,
my God, I place all my trust in You.”
3 For He will rescue you from the snares set by your enemies who entrap you
and from deadly plagues.
4 Like a bird protecting its young, God will cover you with His feathers,
will protect you under His great wings;
His faithfulness will form a shield around you, a rock-solid wall to protect you.
5 You will not dread the terrors that haunt the night
or enemy arrows that fly in the day
6 Or the plagues that lurk in darkness
or the disasters that wreak havoc at noon.
7 A thousand may fall on your left,
ten thousand may die on your right,
but these horrors won’t come near you.
8 Only your eyes will witness
the punishment that awaits the evil,
but you will not suffer because of it.
9 For you made the Eternal [your][a] refuge,
the Most High your only home.
10 No evil will come to you;
plagues will be turned away at your door.
It seems as though so many things are going on...
that are beyond our control... and if there's one thing
that we like to be in...it is control
Fact of the matter is, when we think we are in control of any situation…
That's exactly what it is...only a thought!
The thought of being in control is something that we think we are.. and we get
comfort from that feeling, even if it's only temporary.
It's easy to get caught up by something that you feel or see, However God
would have me tell you, that your faith is only activated by what you know! Amen!
Truth is, we truly have never been in control of anything...
God is, was and always will be in control!
The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.”
John 1:1-5 MSG
1 1-2 The Word was first,
the Word present to God,
God present to the Word.
The Word was God,
in readiness for God from day one.
3-5 Everything was created through him;
nothing—not one thing!—
( that includes you and I )
came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn’t put it out.
You see, the devil knows the word...
and he more than anyone, knows the Bible to be true and accurate…
However knowing the truth, does not stop him from trying to carry out his plans!
In case you haven't noticed, the kingdom of darkness is marching full steam ahead...day after day in this world in which we live! I am staggered by the number of unknowing individuals, who are daily being the devils mouthpiece.
We see his agenda marching full force, we know his agenda is on the move,
and most of us there's only one thing that we think about,
and that is what can I do about his agenda, I'm only one person...
No, I don't like what's happening all around me...and it makes me angry!
But What difference could I make?
James 1:19-24 MSG
19-21 Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.