Summary: The last two years have brought a lot of pain and devastation to the lives of many Christians and non-believers. Many ask the question, "Why Me?" This sermon is designed to answer those hard questions and yet offer hope for tomorrow!
Evangelist Carolyn Malaika Foster-Brooks
The Ministry of S.A.R.A.H.
Lord, once again I want to praise Your Holy name and tell you thank You! For you have brought me through the fire and the rain, the calm and the storms of life; though sickness, good health, heartache, happy times, mourning and periods of jubilee- yes Lord, I praise You, for You have been my strength when I’ve need it most.
Lord I know that You didn’t have to do it, yet I am so glad about it! You have sent me to places I’ve never been before and You have allowed me to witness miracles that only You could make possible!
Thank You God for every soul that has been touched by me through You up to this very second, by Your Divine Words of gospel truth that has been written and preached through me. I pray that You grant everyone the strength that they need, peace and joy, goodwill towards all people and the opportunity to repent for their sins and evil intentions.
We know that we have no control over our final moments and that our lives are in Your Divine plan, but God there are many of us who need these last days to make a difference in somebody’s life. I am praying an intercessary prayer of faith over our nation right now in the name of Jesus!
I ask Lord, that You have mercy on my soul. Keep me in Your protective care, Bless The Ministry of S.A.R.A.H.
God, You know our hearts and You know our intentions. Keep me humble, sweet and Christ like.
I have prayed a servants prayer. Amen.
SCRIPTURE READING: Eccl. 6:10-12 (nlt)
(10) EVERYTHING HAS ALREADY BEEN DECIDED. IT WAS KNOWN LONG AGO WHAT EACH PERSON WOULD BE. SO THERE’S NO USE ARGUING WITH GOD ABOUT YOUR DESTINY. (11) THE MORE WORDS YOU SPEAK, THE LESS THEY MEAN. SO WHY OVER DO IT? (12) IN THE FEW DAYS OF OUR EMPTY LIVES, WHO KNOWS HOW OUR DAYS CAN BEST BE SPENT? AND WHO CAN TELL WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE AFTER WE ARE GONE?
Recently I looked over my life and an old gospel song came to mind, "How I Got Over-Lord, My Soul Looks Back and Wonder, How I got Over?? It’s a question that only God has the answer to. And that is why Ecc. 6:10-12 is so important at this time......
No matter what you or I naturally think, our lives have been determined by God long before we even existed. So like the scripture says, WHY ARGUE WITH GOD ABOUT YOUR DESTINY?
Destiny is the same as your fate. And your fate has everything to do with your faith!
We have much work to do because our best has not been good enough!
A charge to keep I have, a God to glorify. A never dying soul to save and fit it for the sky. To serve the present age, my calling to fulfill: O may it all my powers engage, to do my Master’s will!
That-is our destiny. That-is our fate. We must have faith: complete, unquestioning acceptance of the fact that God (our Master) has pre-destined each and every one of us to do His will, even in the absence of proof. We must move our own understanding (or lack of) out of the way and have credence in God’s plan merely by mentally accepting Him.
This message to you at the approaching end of this year is this- plain and simple: WHAT GOD HAS PREDESTINED YOUR LIFE IN 2003- SHALL BE !
A lot of us have made a mess of our lives by being disobedient and not yielding to His directions. Many of us have allowed ourselves to get caught up in the world and look where it has gotten us? Can you be satisfied and happy with those results?? Really?
There is a Word from God and He is leading me to say DENIAL.
D. E. N.I.A.L.....if you can say that you are truly satisfied and happy with the mess you have made of life, then I must tell you that you are in denial!
Repeat this: Don’t Even kNow I Am Lying!!!!!!!!
....stop Satan from having you in denial: believing that materialistic things equals happiness.
There is truth in the bible about God’s will for our lives. In Ecc.6:12 (nlv) the question is asked, IN THE FEW DAYS OF OUR EMPTY LIVES, WHO KNOWS HOW OUR DAYS CAN BE BEST SPENT? AND WHO CAN TELL WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE AFTER WE ARE GONE?
The Lord says, " I WILL MAKE YOU WISE AND SHOW YOU WHERE TO GO. I WILL GUIDE YOU AND WATCH OVER YOU. (Psalms 32:8) IF YOU GO THE WRONG WAY-TO THE RIGHT OR TO THE LEFT-YOU WILL HEAR A VOICE BEHIND YOU SAYING, "THIS IS THE RIGHT WAY. YOU SHOULD GO THIS WAY." (IS. 30:21 nlv)