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Tuesdays Torch week 359

Tuesday’s Torch

11/24/15

By: Tim Sader 

But as for me, afflicted and in pain— may your salvation, God, protect me. (Psalm 69:29) 

Last week we learned about the benefits we receive from having faith in Christ. In Him we are formed, receive salvation, no condemnation, peace, love, good promises, become one body and are made children of God. We thank Him for these things and it is easy to see them when things are flowing smoothly in our lives but when the flow is interrupted we are not so grateful. Life is not always great there are ups and downs, danger around every corner that can trip us up. Life resembles a rollercoaster we don’t want be on for most of us and there is no hope for that to end until the ride is over. At times life is painful and the hurts seem to have stacked themselves against us. The type of Muscular Dystrophy I have does not in itself cause much physical pain but it is still painful in so many ways. I lost one ability after another. First I could not run very well. For a while I could only get up off the floor by pushing up on things. As time passed my walking slowed and I was unstable. I had to leave class early so I wouldn’t accidently get pushed over. I started falling a lot and almost everyone in my class had to watch and make sure I didn’t fall. In fifth grade they determined it was unsafe for me to walk at school because we had to start changing classes. The school said that I would have to get a wheelchair to use at school. Everything up until that point I handled fine because I felt normal on my feet. I knew I was different but it really didn’t hit me until I was sentenced to spend the rest of my days in a wheelchair. I could no longer hide the fact that Muscular Dystrophy was going to be part of my life and it wasn’t going to be easy. But as for me and my painful experiences, the salvation and grace of God has been with me and He has been my protection more times than I can count.

Honest words can be painful but using them to win arguments proves nothing (Job 6:25). The truth can be brutal especially when others use it against us. I’d go as far as saying the truth is far more painful than any lie told about us. Often it is painful for us to do what is right in the eyes of both God and man (2 Corinthians 8:21). Sometimes man is ok with things that God disapproves of and the opposite can be true also. There are things God says to do a certain way that are not right to man. Doing both is painful and only godly wisdom can help us accomplish it. Discipline is painful to endure but later it produces righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it (Hebrews 12:11). It hurts to believe our way is not always the best way of doing things. Children want to stick silverware in electric sockets but it could hurt them so we punish them teaching them not to do it. Discipline hurts them but a lot less than getting electrocuted; it is for their own good. It is commendable for us to bear up under the pain of unjust suffering because we are conscious of God (1 Peter 2:19). It is commendable to bear up under painful circumstances, be them just or unjust, in all honesty for whatever reason we experience them. Jesus was familiar with painful experiences. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces He was despised, and held in low esteem. Yet He took our pain and bore our suffering, He was punished by God and man for what He didn’t do. Still he was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed (Isaiah 53:3-5). The answer to our pain is Jesus! He will wipe every tear from our eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things will pass away (Revelation 21:4). We have all had painful experiences if we trust them to God, He will be our salvation.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures 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 will be looking for future speaking engagements soon. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Recently we partnered with leisurelane.wordpress.com please check it out and send them some love. Any ministries or blogs 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 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 their Savior; send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch 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

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Tuesdays Torch week 358

Tuesday’s Torch

11/17/15

By: Tim Sader 

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19) 

Last week we learned that on our journey through life we can have success if we keep the Lord close by and seek Him every stop. God knows exactly what we need on this journey with Him and as we travel together He will met our needs. A few years back when my health seemed so compromised one of my doctors recommended me to look into getting a traceostomy to improve my breathing. I went to the appointment but they decided my health was fine and wouldn’t follow their recommendation. In September 2015 I went to a new MDA clinic and they brought it up again and scheduled me for a consult with a lung specialist. At that appointment the doctor was amazed at my level of health so much that the word traceostomy never came across his lips. That makes very little sense in the MDA community but since it happened twice I believe that is God meeting my needs in Christ. Another example of this is me being with my wife. I tried hard to find someone on my own but after a few failed attempts I quit trying and God dropped her in my inbox. He met the need I had and the one she prayed to receive for so long. In Christ we receive so much; we have been set free from the cost of sin and death in our lives (Romans 6:23). So there is no condemnation in Christ because the Spirit set us free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:1-2). Nothing in all of creation can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ when we believe in Him (Romans 8:39). God will meet all our needs because He loves us and provides for them from His riches.

Whatever promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ so trough Him the “Amen” it is spoken by us to the glory of God (2 Corinthians 1:20). The promises God has spoken to us and through His word we can stand on them; we can say so be it because in Christ it’s been given to us. In Christ we are all children of God through our faith in Him. If we have been baptized into Christ we have clothed ourselves with Him (Galatians 3:26-27). The way we lived before satisfied our sin but now we live life according to His way. Though collectively we are many, in Christ we form one body, and each of us belong to one another (Romans 12:5). Since we belong to other believers we should be mindful of them, showing them love and using our gifts to build each other up. We are Gods handiwork, created in Christ to do good works, which God has prepared for us to do (Ephesians 2:10). God delicately made each one of us so we would do the good work we were destine to do and in Christ we can do it. If we have faith in the Lord why do we fear? We have no need to be anxious about anything but to prayerfully make petitions in every situation, with thanksgiving we should present our requests to God. And His peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7). My wife has a panic disorder and often she feels that her symptoms of anxiety mean she is not trusting God. She does not know what makes her anxious but when she feels this way she fights it and turns to the Lord for her help. Often, not always right away peace will come to the extent where she can avoid taking medication. We are not promised we won’t feel anxious but that in Christ peace will come if we turn to Him. We must rejoice always, pray continually and give thanks in all circumstances; this is the will God for us in Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). In Christ we have access to His riches and every promise God has given to us through Him.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures 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 will be looking for future speaking engagements soon. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Recently we partnered with leisurelane.wordpress.com please check it out and send them some love. Any ministries or blogs 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 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 their Savior; send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch 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

 
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Tuesdays Torch week 357

Tuesday’s Torch

11/10/15

By: Tim Sader 

When I came to the spring today, I said, ‘Lord, God of my master Abraham, if you will, please grant success to the journey on which I have come.’ (Genesis 24:42) 

Last week we learned about the mysterious ways God works and how we are affected by them. He chose to reveal His mysteries to us through Christ who Himself is one of the greatest mysteries in creation. In our journey of life many things happen to us both explainable and mysterious. Most of us reading this have meet Jesus already in our journey and if not today is a great day to meet up with Him. Please see bottom paragraph if today is that day! At a pivotal destination on this servant’s journey he prayed that God would grant success to him on his journey. How many of us would like to have success to the journey we are on? We want success on our job, in our families and our marriages. We want perfect bodies that are never sick or tired, food cooked perfectly, kids that always listen, cars that never break down and we want it all yesterday. We want God to bless us and grant success to us in every area of our lives. But where is He on this journey with us? Are we following Him and letting Him lead, is beside us as a companion, is he a mile up the road or is He far gone and we are lost without Him. Like Abraham’s servant the Lord will lead us on a journey, if we will honor Him in His leading (Genesis 24:26-27). When we walk faithfully with the Lord where ever our journey may take us we can only trust God to make it succeed. Even the angels will be sent with us until we have success (Genesis 24:40). If we hang with the Lord on our journey than surely we will succeed.

Surely God is on the journey when we invite Him to be part of it with us. He will be with us and watch over us, everything we need to be successful He will be sure we have it. If we need food to eat, protection and clothes to wear He can do it for us if we will let Him have control. When we make it to our destination then we will trust and know that He is our God (Genesis 28:20-21). When Israel was wandering in the wilderness despite all the grumbling and complaining they were blessed by God in all the work of their hands. He watched over them in a vast wilderness that was impossible for so many people to survive in. For forty years the Lord was with them and they lacked for nothing (Deuteronomy 2:7). There will be a highway there called the Way of Holiness and it is for those who walk on that Way. The wicked and unclean will not travel on it. No dangers will be there and only the redeemed will walk there. Gladness and joy will overtake them and sorrow will go away (Isaiah 35:8-10). In our journey we can travel in such a way as well. There may be dangers and inconveniences on our path but we will be filled with so much joy that sorrow cannot overtake us. Barnabas took Saul to meet the other apostles after He saw a bright light from heaven and Jesus meet him on his Journey. After seeing Jesus, in Damascus Paul preached fearlessly in His name (Acts 9:27). Saul went from a Christian’s enemy to becoming Paul, one of the greatest apostles to ever live. On his Journey through Macedonia Paul made possible plans to stop in Corinth for the winter if it was in the Lords plan for them to help him on his journey. He did not only want to make a quick stop while passing through because he wanted to spend more time with them (1 Corinthians 16:6-7). Sometimes on our journey we need to make necessary stops for many reasons and often it is to accommodate or be helped by people in our lives. Paul wanted to do it right though by devoting himself fully to them. On our journey and at every stop God is there and He has a plan for us to follow if we will trust Him to lead us.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures 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 will be looking for future speaking engagements soon. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Recently we partnered with leisurelane.wordpress.com please check it out and send them some love. Any ministries or blogs 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 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 their Savior; send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch 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

 
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