God is our Sun!
God created the Sun, the Moon, the stars and the Earth and the planets to illustrate His spiritual truths so we could better understand our relationship with Him and how necessary He is to our spiritual solar system.
Life itself wouldn’t be possible without the Sun! Without the light of the Sun we’d be in total darkness except for starlight, just as without the Lord we would be in almost total spiritual darkness. Without the warmth and heat of the Sun’s rays, we’d also freeze to death, just like without the Lord we’d be dead cold spiritually! Without the Sun’s rays there would be no photosynthetic process which causes the plants which provide our food to grow; so we’d die spiritually of hunger without the Lord to feed us spiritually. Without the Sun’s gravitational pull on the Earth, instead of staying in its well-planned orbit, the Earth would go wandering off through space. So without God’s guidance, His gravitational pull on us in the spirit, we too would certainly get out of the well-planned orbit of His Will, and we’d go wandering off into the darkness of spiritual space!
If the Sun has that much power, think how much power our spiritual Sun, God, has and how much we need Him!
With determination and the Lord’s help, you can overcome your natural weaknesses!
You were born with certain positive traits and certain negative traits, and your personality is influenced by your ancestors, your zodiac and your environment, but it is largely up to you whether or not you emphasise your positive traits and try to overcome your negative ones.
God gives every person two sides, and a great deal is up to you what you do with what you have. You can either be strong and saintly or weak and wicked, and He leaves the choice and majesty of decision up to you, which way you want to go.–To go in the strong direction upstream, or to just drift with the tide. The choice is yours, but having made the right choice to really want to be strong and good and Godly, then the Lord can step in and help you be that way! Together you can overcome your environment and your heredity and that weak and wicked side of your nature, if you’ve got the faith and the drive and the determination and self-discipline to do something about it! (Phi.4:13)
He can overrule it all and make you a new creature in Christ Jesus, with old things passed away and all things become new! (2Cor.5:17).
“Whatever you spend,” the Lord says, “I will repay!”
Do you remember who else said that?–The Good Samaritan! It’s from the parable that the Lord told about the poor man that was beaten and robbed along the road by thieves, and the Good Samaritan picked him up and took him to the inn and told the innkeeper, “Whatsoever thou spendest, I will repay thee.” (Luk.10:30-37)
The Good Samaritan is really the Lord, and the innkeeper is His steward, like you or me!–And whatever we spend to help in His Work of rescuing lives and saving souls, He will more than repay! In fact, He has promised that if we obey Him and open the windows of our lives upon others, He “will open the windows of Heaven, and pour out such a blessing, there will not be room enough to hold it!” (Mal.3:10)
That’s the way God is: As you pour out, He’ll pour in, and He’ll never let you outgive Him! He always gives you much, much more than you ever give! As long as you will continue to overflow on others, God will continue to overflow His blessings upon you! And the more you give, the more He’ll give you back in every way!
Why don’t you try it and see what a blessing you can be and how much God will bless you for it!
You are His proof!
The Apostle Paul was a great witness for the Lord, and almost every single time that he was brought before kings and judges, he invariably started his witness with his own personal testimony: “This is what happened to me!” (See Acts 26.)
People are interested in people! Life stories are more effective in witnessing than getting into theological arguments and preaching sermons. When you start telling people your life story, “This is what happened to me and this is my testimony!”, instantly you have their attention, they’re fascinated. When you tell them your own personal experience, if you say it with sincerity in the power of the Spirit, they will believe that you’re telling the truth!–Your testimony is one thing they cannot deny! And the moment they confess that it’s happened to you, then they can confess that it’s possible for it to happen to them! Win them to yourself and your own happiness first, then they will want what makes you that way!
You’re the proof of the pudding! You are the product of the Gospel and the Love of Jesus!–So tell others of how His miracle-working power has worked in your own life, as a genuine living sample and proof of what He can do!