June 18, 2018
Yesterday, we celebrated Father’s Day at the Church. It’s sad, though because neither my son, Ezekiel nor my husband, Michael was with me during this special occasion. Ezekiel, asked me if he could stay with his grandma, while Michael was still in the middle of the ocean. I don’t know when he’s coming back. So instead of meditating on things that I don’t have I just concentrate on Pastor’s sermon. This was about the anchor of the soul. And the word was found in Hebrews 6:13-20. God’s promise to Abraham. He said “Surely blessing, I will bless you and multiplying I will multiply you.” And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
“Who is the anchor of your soul? Where are you putting your trust?” Pastor asked, and these questions lead me to this blog.
Where am I putting my trust? Is it on my job? Is it on money? Is it on my sponsor, my husband? my son? religion? As I search deep with in my soul, the Lord reminded me that I cannot put my trust to anybody or anything except Him. He reminded me during those times that I pursue riches and how He made me realized that those things fade away. Gathering material things, power or fame are like gathering sand with your bare hands, that no matter how you hold on to it, it will just slip through your fingers. The more you gather, the more you lose and the more you’re exerting effort to it, the more you’re getting tired but gather only a little. And I remember how many people I’ve hurt before during that pursuit, how many precious time I lose and at the end I ended up to nothing.
But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God”
It’s not bad to have riches, it’s not bad to have big dreams, and all the material things, remember King David, he has riches, power and fame but he’s didn’t put his trust to either one of these things. And the bible said that he’s the man after God’s heart. God even gave us the power to create wealth ( Deuteronomy 8). Jesus came so that we might have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10)
There are a lot of people in our society today, they put their trust in their money, in their power, authority, most of them put trust to people, and other things, sometimes, those things becomes an idol to them, they put those things first and forgot about God, who gave them power, wealth and fame. A lot of people are becoming prideful and trusting themselves too much, thinking that they are now on top because of their own knowledge and strength. I know this because I’ve been there, I was one of these people who will do anything just to get to the top, but I thank God, for His mercy and by His grace, He set me free from that bondage. God made me realized that without Him I can do nothing, and everything that I pursue without Him are nothing.
I want to share these words from Matthew. These words from the Lord, gives me light, hope and sense of security. These words are powerful because it was spoken by the living God. It created great impact and give me a new perspective in life.
Lay Up Treasures in Heaven
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust[a] destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.[a]
Do Not Be Anxious
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[b] 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Before, I used to worried to much about my job, about the money that I need to earn and to save for the future. And these words from the bible gave me serenity, peace and joy that the Lord will always provides for my needs. And as the Lord slowly changing me, He’s changing my situations. Knowing that God gave His only begotten Son Jesus for the forgiveness of my sins, I believe I can ask of God anything that is according to His will of course and it shall be given unto me as He promised. And when God promised somethings, I am one hundred and one percent sure that He’ll do it because His words never changes, His words are true and He cannot lie. I found hope in Jesus and he is the anchor of my soul. In Him, I put my trust and I will never let go.
I pray for the Holy Spirit of the Lord reveals to you His perfect will. May the Lord reveals Himself to you, keep you and protect you. May Jesus be the anchor of your soul too and found yourself in His light. If you’re in the darkest situation right now, I pray that Jesus’ light come upon you. If you’re in need of financial provision, I pray that Lord God, our Jehovah Jireh be your provider. I speak blessings, promotions, and provisions. I speak revival and deliverance! And may the peace of the Lord guard your heart. In Jesus Name I pray! Amen