By: Tim Sader
I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say. (John 12:50)
In the last Torch we finished our God trait trio; Jesus is the way, truth and life. The life we live is short and trivial; we can only find life in Jesus who is the giver of life eternal. To readers who were waiting for last week’s message please forgive me for the delay. I was moving into a new house and had no access to the internet for more than a week. This is an exciting mile stone in the journey the Lord has had me on in the last three years or so. After getting sick and dangerously thin when my brother passed in 2011; God has been showing me His love and goodness. In 2012 I was turned down for two surgeries that another doctor recommended that I have to help aide me with breathing and eating. They recommended that I continue using non-invasive breathing assistance and start eating more protein rich foods. I gained 40 pounds, have maintained my weight ever since and have been enjoying my food again. In 2013 a friend of mine, Julie noticed we needed a new van and God placed it on her heart to help us get one. We planned an all day festival, with 8 bands, BBQ and children’s activities to raise money for a van. The news even got involved and somehow that year the Lord led ten random people to pay for mine and my mom’s dinner when we went out to eat. We ended up with an almost new Toyota Sienna van and the state paid $25,000 to modify it to fit my specific needs. Right after getting the van I received a message on eHarmony from the woman who is now my wife. One reason our long distance relationship was successful is because of the van I was blessed with. If I couldn’t have made a dozen or so trips to see her we would not be married and living in the same house.
The point of this story is not to brag but to say God led me for the past four years to bring me to the place I am currently at today. The Lord leads all of us; if we will submit to Him His commands will lead to eternal life. We do this by following the Lord Jesus and doing only what God is leading us to do. Because of His righteousness He will make our way straight before us (Psalm 5:8). This is where I found the path I been on, each day I devoted to Him and my path was laid out before me. Without major obstacles He put the pieces together and here we are today. His way is beside peaceful streams and is refreshing to our soul (Psalm 23:2-3). When we are on His path we will fell peace even our soul will be refreshed when struggles come. Learning the way of the Lord is how we come to find the straight path and escape our oppressors (Psalm 27:11). On the right path the enemy cannot easily oppress unless we stray away from it. If God is our rock and fortress for the sake of His name He will lead and guide us along our path (Psalm 31:3). From the ends of the earth men and women call on God; we call on Him when we grow faint and weary. He leads us to the rock that is higher; to a safer place where the enemy cannot be (Psalm 61:2). In 2011 God felt like all I had left to stand on and without Him I seriously doubt I would be writing this today. I called on Him when my heart was faint and He led me out of the pit of despair to one of the happiest places I have ever been in my life. Let the bridegroom lead us to the banqueting hall and let His love the banner covering us (Song of Songs 2:4). The Lord led me to the alter with my now wife and He leads us still after putting us together under the same roof so we can enjoy life together with the Lord. He will lead us all on a journey to wherever we are going if we follow His call to live righteous lives.
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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