When we are walking with God, we do things for God’s glory and not our own. We do not wish to be lifted up ourselves. Just as David said, 1“Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake,” I also give God glory. I have nothing to gain than to walk in His light and rejoice in His abundant blessings. I love to win souls for Christ. This is what brings me great joy. 4When people repent and are saved, the heaven’s rejoice, as does my heart ring out in praise. 2I offer my life freely in God’s harvest. Whatever the Lord wills for my life, I am ready and available. I will go wherever He leads me. The Lord God is my hands and feet. If I simply do His will, then that is enough to make me happy. Seeing people give their lives to Christ is such a great blessing. An even greater blessing is when the Lord Jesus pulled me out of a life of sin. He gave me a chance to repent and I took advantage of it. I am so grateful for God’s mercy. I am changed because of His great love for me. Because of what Jesus has done for my life, all I want to do is praise Him and share His truths to the world. 3I know that many will deny their chance to repent and come to Christ but I will never stop looking for the lost sheep. 5The Lord is looking for people with a humble heart, ready to awakened from their sleep. He has the power to raise them up, out of their slumber, and into His joy.
As I talk to people on the streets, some have brought up examples of why God doesn’t exist. This is such a tragedy that people think this way. 1“The heathen say, Where is now their God? But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.” They may not see God now, but the Lord will manifest Himself unto those that believe. I pray that these people will cast aside their idols. 1“Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.” All the money, phones, tablets, computers, tv’s, cars and other things are only temporary. Don’t put all your hard earned time in doing things that don’t last. Give the Lord God your time and effort. Don’t get caught up in your lust and having the next best thing. Be content and allow the Lord to guide your life. Don’t put your trust in idols, made with hands. 1“Trust thou in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.” There is more to life than the things of this world. Trust in God and He will lead you to do great things, that will give you eternal joy and happiness. 1“The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us.” Understand that the wrath of God is real and repent. 1“He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great.” We can either fear God now, and come to Jesus and repent, or fear Him, after death, in judgement. It our choice. However, I have chosen to 1“bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord.”
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, my life is Yours. Whatever You will for me, I will do it. Have Your way inside of me. Move me to repent of all my sins. Help me know how I have fallen short and how to get back on track. I no longer wish to walk apart from Your love. Have mercy upon me. Please forgive me. Help my faith grow, each day, that I read the Bible and pray. May it be a shield when temptation strikes. Lead me to You and away from the temptations of the devil. I know that the things of this world do not bring lasting happiness. I am always left wanting something greater. But with You, oh Lord, I am at peace. You have shown me the right way. My desires are to serve You. You are what brings me eternal happiness and joy. The things of this world are nothing compared to Your love for me. May my faith continue to grow. May my love continue to reach other people. Help me to better share You gospel with everyone around me. I know Your ways are true. It is an honor to serve You, my King. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 115 (KJV)
1 Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.
2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?
3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
9 O Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.
11 Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.
12 The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
13 He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great.
14 The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
15 Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.
16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
17 The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence.
18 But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord.
2Matthew 9:35-38 (KJV)
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
3Matthew 18:11-14 (KJV)
11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
4Luke 15:1-10 (KJV)
1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.
2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
5Ephesians 5:11-21 (KJV)
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.