[Uncle John is a 90 year old man in our church who loves Jesus, is full of infectious joy and has Alzheimer's. Although he doesn't remember me from week to week, he recognizes me as the minister and has a word of encouragement to give me when I greet him after the service. What he says, I always need to hear. I've taken to writing it down so I'm encouraged throughout the week. I share it with you here]...
Sunday, March 24. "Keep on, keep on, keep on. Keep on ministering the word. God is with you always, he will never leave you, he will never forsake you." - Uncle John
Psalm 77:19 (NIV) says, “Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.”
You, like the Psalmist, may find yourself stuck. You are in a never ending cycle, a situation you cannot get out of and you're convinced things will never change. You are partly right – there is no human way out, no human way past the roadblock. But the Psalmist remembered God sees what we don’t and makes paths we can't. When God’s people were trapped at the edge of the Red Sea, the Egyptian army behind them, impassable mountains on both sides they were convinced it was the end. They couldn’t imagine a path through the sea because their hope was in their puny strength and limited ability, that's why they despaired.
God has paths we can’t see, He has not only already made the way, He has walked it and left His footprints. Are you simply trusting Him and letting Him lead you daily (today)? Let God worry about the about the army, the mountains, and the sea. Trust Him to provide and lead you down a path you have not even imagined.
I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.
- William Carey
My name is Tim Kirkes. I am honored to be the a child of my heavenly Father, the husband of Lisa, the father of two boys and the pastor of San Dimas Wesleyan church.