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Posted by on 10/31/2016 in Scriptures

 

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Posted by on 10/31/2016 in Sparks

 

Tuesdays Torch week 406

Tuesday’s Torch

10/25/16

By: Tim Sader

 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. (Psalm 119:28)

In our last torch we learned about having a heart that is open to the Lord so we can learn from Him how we should live our lives. Our song was Open The Eyes Of My Heart by Paul Baloche. When our souls are weary from the troubles and sorrow of this life we can turn to the word of the Lord to find our strength. We can trade those sorrows in on the joy we find in serving the Lord. Our song today will be I’m Trading My Sorrows by Darrell Evans. The link to this song is https://youtu.be/W1cv1tzzgbk or search for it on YouTube. We trade our sorrows and shame; laying them down for the joy of the Lord. We trade sickness and pain to find that joy also. We say yes Lord for His joy that can replace our troubles. We say Amen to it. There are many sorrows in this life that we can experience. For some of us sickness or pain will be our trouble for some it maybe loss of a job, debt or unpaid bills. Other sorrows maybe are from bad relationships, addiction, depression, anxiety or mental illness. One major sorrow we all face at some point is the loss of a relationship to a loved one or when a loved one has passed away. I have experienced sorrow because of most of these things I listed but most of all the sudden passing of my brother was the worst of it. We were best friends and did everything together. I would have never made it through those dark days if I had not known the Lord and found joy that only He could provide. From the words of my brother Joe; No more sorrow, God I will follow, I will live for tomorrow and I will borrow today. He said I’m Trading My Sorrows to follow God who gives us tomorrow and borrowed us today.

When the righteous cry out to the Lord He hears us and delivers us from all our troubles (Psalm 34:17). The Lord hears us especially when we choose to follow Him; only He can save us from our troubles. When our situation seems hopeless and we are scared to death, when we are stressed and overcome by sorrow we can cry out to God and ask Him to save us (Psalm 116:3-4). God is always there when we call out to Him for help. When I’m Trading My Sorrows He’s there with joy as an exchange. When hearts are merry it shows  on our face but when sorrow fills it the spirit is broken (Proverbs 15:13). If we hang on to our sorrows we cannot be happy and it will show in our lives. We are known by our fruit. When we choose the Lord He will rescue us we will sing in Zion and everlasting joy will be our crown. Gladness and joy will overtake us; sorrow and sighing will flee away (Isaiah 35:10). As the Lords people we may weep and morn while the world rejoices. We may grieve for a time but our grief will turn to joy. A woman in labor suffers the pain of child birth but when the baby is born she forgets her sorrow and has great joy from the birth of her child (John 16:20-21). When we face sorrow in our lives we must learn to see it as labor pains. Out of great sorrow and pain the Lord can fill our heart again with joy in the next season of our lives. As followers of Christ we commend ourselves in endurance, troubles, hardships, distress, in beatings, imprisonment and angry mobs. Through hard work, hunger and sleepless nights; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything (2 Corinthians 6:4-10). If I’m Trading My Sorrows, shame, sickness and pain in for the joy of the Lord than these momentary afflictions cannot last. We are laying them down at the feet of Jesus and we will rejoice in the freedom He has provided for us all.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures are further spreading the message of Christ. Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. The author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken at MorningStar Fellowship Church and will be prayerfully seeking future speaking engagements. 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. 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 doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. 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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Posted by on 10/25/2016 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 405

Tuesday’s Torch

10/18/16

By: Tim Sader 

My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways (Proverbs 23:26)

In our last torch we learned that loving God and others can be difficult but if we are willing to battle our way through the Lord will bring us the victory. The Lord is seeking a devoted heart that is open up to Him. He seeks eyes that will see Him and delight in all His ways. We are to seek wisdom and gain understanding as we grow closer to Him. Today our song will be Open The Eyes Of My Heart by Paul Baloche. The link to this song is https://youtu.be/Sh30xwmJ-x0 or search for it on YouTube. Open the eyes of our hearts Lord; we want to see You. We want to see You high and lifted up, shining in the light of Your glory. Pour down love on us as we sing holy, holy, holy to You. The Lord spoke to Solomon and told Him to ask for anything and He would grant it to Him. Instead of asking for wealth, possessions or honor, the death of his enemies or for a long life; he asks for wisdom and knowledge to govern himself and the people of Israel. He told the Lord to Open The Eyes Of My Heart so I can do what is pleasing as king of Israel. The Lord gave him wisdom and knowledge but also gave him wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king will ever have (2 Chronicles 1:10-12). If we want the eyes of our heart open to the Lord we must learn to seek Him to find wisdom and gain understanding. These two are the first step in us finding out the blessings that God has for each of us.

To gain wisdom we must learn to keep the words of the Lord and store His commands within us. Keeping His commands is life to our flesh; we must guard His teaching like our most prized possession. We must bind these to our fingers and write them on the tablet of our heart. We must keep wisdom and insight close to us like we would our love ones (Proverbs 7:1-4). When we open our heart to the Lord He will fill it with wisdom. Having a healthy respect for the Lord is where wisdom begins; acknowledging Him is understanding. Through wisdom our days will be many and years will be added to our lives (Proverbs 9:10-11). Just believing God is real is where wisdom begins. He will give to each of us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that we can know Him better. He will Open The Eyes Of My Heart so we may be enlightened knowing the hope He’s called us to, the rich inheritance and great power for us who believe. That is the power that was exerted when Christ was raised from the dead and seated at God’s right hand in heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come (Ephesians 1:17-21). The power we find in opening our hearts to the Lord is the knowledge that Christ is doing the work inside of us. The goal is that we may be encouraged in heart and united in love so that we may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that we may know the mystery of God, Jesus Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:2-3). Say to God, Open The Eyes Of My Heart so I can see You and be filled with the treasures of wisdom and understanding.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures are further spreading the message of Christ. Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. The author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken at MorningStar Fellowship Church and will be prayerfully seeking future speaking engagements. 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. 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 doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. 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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Posted by on 10/18/2016 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 404

Tuesday’s Torch

10/04/16

By: Tim Sader

Do everything in love. (1 Corinthians 16:14)

Last week we learned how we lay down ourselves to take up following the Lord and unselfishly devoting ourselves to others. Our song was Lay Me Down by Rush of Fools. The Lord showed us His love when Christ laid down His life for us so we should love in the same way. Laying down our lives to love is no easy task and cannot be taken lightly. It is war to love like this because it costs us our lives. Today our song will be Love Is War by Hillsong United. The link to this song is https://youtu.be/5scS31oFzeo or search for it on YouTube. We turn our eyes so we can see the face of God as our fears surrender. He holds our heart within this grace where burdens turn to wonder. We will fight to follow Him. We will fight for love, throwing our lives forever in the triumph of the Son. Love Is War on many fronts. It is war for us to love the Lord and not follow our desire to sin. Momentary pleasure that comes from sin often appears more rewarding than chasing an invisible God. It is also war when it comes to loving others when we can be selfish and worried about our own needs. If we truly lay our lives down for others we are giving up on our own lives in order to improve theirs. This seems backwards and makes a battle in our minds. It is war against our enemy because he will tempt us in every way trying to make us turn our backs on God. When we suffer in our lives with disabilities, addictions, loss of jobs or a loved one, bad relationships or are victims of crime. These type of situations the enemy can use to show us God don’t care and that He is against us. However God can use these same situations to show up in our lives and let Himself be seen in us. There are many battles in life because Love Is War and how well we fight for it determines our course.

Jesus told us we cannot love father, mother, son or daughter more than the Lord or we are not worthy of Him (Matthew 10:37). It is hard to love the Lord more than we love our own flesh and blood but without Him we wouldn’t have them to love. As wickedness in the earth increases the love of most will grow cold but the one who stands firm till the end will be saved (Matthew 24:12-13). When everyone around us seem unlovable because the world is evil many will get burned out on love until they completely give up the fight. Not only are we told to love but Christ goes on and tells us to love our enemies, do good to our haters, bless those who curse us and pray for those who mistreat us. If we only love those who love us or only do good to those who are good to us how are we doing any better than sinners who do the same (Luke 6:27-28, 32-33)? Loving when the love isn’t a mutual feeling seems impossible but God wins wars even when we cannot. Real love is sincere, hates what is evil and clings to what is good. We are to be devoted to one another in love and honor them above ourselves (Romans 12:9-10). Love Is War against our own flesh because we are to love others and honor them above ourselves. Love does no harm to others that is why it is the fulfillment of Gods law (Romans 13:10). If we will not harm our neighbor because we love them we will do nothing to sin against them or the Lord. It is war to love like that. If we love the world or anything in it, the love of the Father is not in us (1 John 2:15). Loving nothing more than God seems to be a constant battle. Love takes action, when we see a person in need we should feel bad for them and help them if we can (1 John 3:17-18). This is where war is most difficult; action is where we are most vulnerable. If we claim to love God but harbor hate for anyone we are liars. If we cannot love who we see we cannot love God who is unseen (1 John 4:20). It is difficult to love, maybe the most impossible thing for us to do. Love Is War but with God in our lives we can win the battles that will win the war.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures are further spreading the message of Christ. Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. The author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken at MorningStar Fellowship Church and will be prayerfully seeking future speaking engagements. 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. 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 doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. 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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Posted by on 10/03/2016 in Torches