By: Tim Sader
Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it.
In last week’s Torch we learned that if we choose God He is with us, will strengthen and save us from harm. There are matters God has put into our hands to do; He has given us dreams and a vision for the future. The Lord wants us to rise up and have the courage needed to do it. God and the ones He puts in our path they will support us but we must rise and take hold of our own destiny. Throughout my life I have had ideas and always set out to do something to keep me busy and give me a future. I have been co-designer, web designer, business owner, non-profit founder and almost was on city council. I have written more propositions, designed business cards, printed fliers, done fundraisers and had more community meetings than anyone I know. Some of my ideas are sparked from a personal need, social issue, to make money or improve something. The best ideas I’ve had are God ideas of course and those are the ones that have most obviously worked out. One of the first attempts I made to establish myself as something was just after I finished high school. My friend Roger and two other friends started a band, I was their manager our first show was 30 youth at church and our biggest was 5,000 at a cancer walk. A few years later after vocational training I started a web design and hosting business that was ten years before it’s time when financing ran out. About seven years ago I started a nonprofit to support youth in the community I kept it going for 18 months then it just ran outta steam. Tuesdays Torch itself is the most successful God idea so far and today we are celebrating 300 Torches and at least one main scripture from every book of the bible. My ideas didn’t work out as well as God’s but no matter the goal I had to rise up and do something to make it happen.
Often times when we face a matter in our lives we talk to God and ask Him to rise up with us. We want him to do His part but sometimes we want Him to do our part to so we don’t have to. He will rise up and defend us when we need Him to contend for us (Psalm 35:23). God will rise up and help us He will rescue us because He loves us with an unfailing love (Psalm 44:26). God will pay back the proud what they deserve He will rise up and judge us all for the deeds we have done (Psalm 94:2). The Lord wants to be gracious to us this is why He shows us compassion. He is a God of justice all who wait on Him are blessed (Isaiah 30:18). Enemies should not gloat over us because when the righteous fall we get back up again. When we are in deep darkness the Lord is there and He will be our light (Micah 7:8). The righteous may fall seven times but we will rise up again. However the wicked stumble when trouble comes (Proverbs 24:16). Those of us who still sleep, who don’t know the Lord, need to wake up and rise from the dead to let the light of Christ shine. This is why we must be wise, making the most of every situation in these evil days. Therefore we cannot be foolish about what the Lords will is (Ephesians 5:14-17). His will is that we revere His name and rise up letting the sun of righteousness shine with healing in His rays. We will frolic like well-fed calves in a happy meadow. The wicked will be trampled down like ashes under our feet on the day when God takes action (Malachi 4:2-3). When a matter is in our hands we must rise up and do something about it. If we are wise we will rise up in the Lord; He will rise up with us and will do what is fair on our behalf when we take the courage to do it.
Tuesdays Torch has expanded its reach by building our official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com With the Daily Spark and Scripture Pictures we are further spreading the message of Christ. We have accepted the opportunity for Tuesday’s Torch to be in Redeemed the Magazine for prisoners. The founder and author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken in church and has several speaking engagements lined up for the near future. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please feel free to forward Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Any churches or ministries that would like to partner with Tuesdays Torch please let us know. We pray the Lord will touch every reader. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk a little more about what He did and what He is still doing. The best thing God has ever done was send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. If anyone wants to make Jesus Christ their Savior send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email or find it on Facebook by searching Tuesdays Torch. Thanks and God Bless!
No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16