As Psalm 37:23 states, the requirement to having your steps ordered of the Lord is to be a “good man”. What does being a “good man” mean? In the Strong’s Concordance, it means a valiant man or warrior. We look at who is writing this – David – who was one of the greatest warriors of all time. We could say that an active person’s steps will be ordered of the Lord. How can God direct your steps if you are unwilling to move? God does not force us to move, but He will lead us in the direction we should go as we are willing to go where He leads.
In relation to this subject, I’m reminded of an experience about a month ago when we were on bus route visitation one Saturday evening. We were about to leave the apartment complex when Derek felt lead to give our last flyer to a young boy who had come to Kid’s Crusade back in August, but hadn’t come since. As we were walking in the direction of his apartment, a lady who we had met before came up to us and started pouring out her heart to us. We started talking to her of the Hope and peace in Jesus. We had a powerful prayer time there and she kept telling us, “I know God sent y’all here to talk to me tonight.” It is clear to me that God will lead as we are willing to follow.
2. Renew your focus upon the Lord
3. Rely on the Spirit’s Leading
4. Restrain your natural Inclinations or responses
5. Rejoice in anticipation of the Victory
Hope Church had a wonderful crowd yesterday and most of all, a great move of God’s presence in the midst. Bro Martin preached on a “Haunted House or Holy Temple?” With Halloween being on most minds, this was a very fitting message. Bro Martin dealt with sin clearly and the false idea that the deeds done in the body is separate from what the condition of the soul is. Several came up to Bro Martin afterward and shared how they needed that message.
Jordan and Joy jumped right in to serve the people a delicious noon meal of Taco Soup, Nachos, and ice-cream for dessert. The people enjoyed it very much!
A week from today, Bro Martin, Jordan and Joy will be making their arrival back to Texas. There is mixed emotions with wanting to see family and friends down here, but not wanting to leave the people they have come to love so deeply there. No doubt the 3 weeks will fly by (too fast for us!!!) and they will be back again.
We pray all of you are experiencing the joy of living a life full of service to the Lord! There’s truly no greater life to live.
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