God's Roadmap

Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).

Friday, October 26, 2012

Shine the Light

Carolyn Clark grew up in Australia and presently resides there with her family. She is a teacher affiliated with Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Recently she ministered at our church.

The message she shared had a two-fold purpose:
1)                  To get us to see the big picture and not focus simply on our little part of the world.
2)                  To remind us to shine our light wherever we go. 

Carolyn used Matthew 5:14-16 where Jesus told his disciples to be the light of the world. How are we to do this? The same way light works in the physical world.
  • Light pushes back darkness. Whenever you turn a light, darkness flees.
  • Light illuminates. It shows what is hidden. You can't see what is in darkness until you turn on the light.
  • Light shows the way. You know where the next step is when the light is on.
  • The light can't be seen when it is covered up.
Our presence in the world shows the light of Jesus. It doesn't have to be a difficult thing. We don't have to get preachy and beat people on the head, or “go for the jugular” as Carolyn put it. Just be a light. Be kind. Be helpful. Be gentle. Let the light out and people will want to know what it is.


Monday, October 1, 2012

A New Beginning

Every road we travel is a new beginning, even if we have traveled down it before. Each trip is different and the circumstances are never the same. Even when the route is familiar we still need God’s guidance because we don’t know what we will be facing. Trust in Him is our roadmap. When traveling on the road, no matter how far we are going, each trip comes to an end. But there is always another one ready to start. No matter what ends, God always giving us a new beginning.
Kenny and Lisa Latta
 We recently had a new beginning in our family. Our oldest son traveled down the road of matrimony. Even though we had experienced his leaving home years ago, there are new feelings now. He has a new beginning with his wife and we have one with a new member of our family. Even though our relationship with our son isn’t new, this trip is different because the circumstances are not the same. The single phase of our son’s life has ended, but a better one has begun. We will have new experiences to share and more additions to our family in the future. Trust in God is our roadmap.

What are some of your new beginnings?