Here is a sermon suggestion for you from Rev. David Wilkerson, August 5, 2007.
Key Passage: Isaiah 24:1-3
“Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and makes it waste, distorts its surface and scatters abroad its inhabitants.
“And it shall be: As with the people, so with the priest; As with the servant, so with his master; As with the maid, so with her mistress; As with the buyer, so with the seller; As with the lender, so with the borrower; As with the creditor, so with the debtor.
“The land shall be entirely emptied and utterly plundered, for the Lord has spoken this word.”
We don’t always recognize Christ in our circumstances, but if Christ lives in us, He is definitely with us in every case—in our sorrow, pain, unrest, and turmoil.
No, He isn’t the source, and He hasn’t caused that circumstance, but He did promised to be with us in all cases. Our faith challenge is to find Him in the midst of the fiery furnace. So, wave away the smoke (I call that worship), until you’re eye to eye with your Savior. Keep your focus on Him.
Friends, if Jesus lives in our heart, we are not alone. If we will keep our eyes on Him and follow Him (I call that walking in repentance), He will not only keep us, but lead us out to safety, wholeness, peace, and rest.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
The Lord is faithful. He will keep you in the midst of the fires of suffering.
I started selling Avon when I was a teenager, and I’ve sold it off-and-on over the years. I really do like their products, and really don’t like buying make-up in a drug store or department store. I just am not real keen on selling anything. Until I run out of something and need to replace it, I forget I even have a website.
None the less, I do have an Avon website. If you like Avon and don’t already have an Avon lady, check it out. The catalog is available online, and there are lots of sales and promotions. If you have questions about something, let me know.