Monday, November 30, 2009

Standing on the Promises

I attended the funeral of Cecil Sparks today. He was an incredible man of God that chose to serve others out of love. Before his death, Cecil chose the hymns that would be sang at his memorial service. One of them he chose was, "Standing on the Promises."

Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

Those words speak to me, as I have been struggling with standing on Gods promises the past few months. It was stated that Cecil knew Jesus Christs promises intimately--I want to be like that, but I know it is not an easy road.

This past Sunday, Ruthie preached on Preparing for Christ the King. It spoke to me when she said, "Watch for and see how God takes interruptions in your life and changes them to divine appointments!" She then challenged us with the following question, "Are you prepared to be used by God?"

What give Jesus Joy?

What gives Jesus joy? That was one of the points stated during last Sundays sermon. I think that it gives Jesus joy to see us serve others through love. On Saturday, Mom and I went down to Bethany UMC to help put up Christmas decorations. Instead, we helped clean up the nursery. Funny how things like that work.

Love is a force that conduits through people. --Cecil Sparks

What are you doing that gives Jesus joy?