09.21.11

I Choose The Sunshine

Posted in Encouraging Poems at 2:10 am by Administrator

Here is an encouraging poem by Evangelist Manuel Scott Jr.

I Choose The Sunshine

Amid life’s choices I rest my case

Though darkness has left me half blind

I vote to cast my fate with light

For Friend, I choose the Sunshine.

 

Although the clouds are dreary and grey

With cold rain falling most of the time

What a joy it is to wait for the rainbow

Dear Traveler, I choose the Sunshine.

 

It is no secret that strife is real

That heartbreak plagues you and I

How easy it would be to despair helplessly

But instead, I choose the Sunshine.

 

To choose the Sunshine is to choose tomorrow

It is to choose the promise of a new day

It is to side with Hope and trust in Faith

It is to allow Grace

To have its way.

 

And so, Dear Friend, I must confess

That this has become clear in my mind

That whenever I choose the Son

I amazingly

Choose

The Sunshine.

 

John 3:19; 8:36

 

Be encouraged,

Evangelist Manuel Scott Jr.

09.15.11

All Things Work Together For Good

Posted in Encouragement, Encouraging Bible Verses, Encouraging Christian Resources, Encouraging Sermons at 1:50 am by Administrator

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”  Romans 8:28

This bible verse tells us that whenever you affectionately and faithfully make God your first priority in your lfe, it is promised that He will work out everything — that happens to you — for your good.

A Closer Look At This Encouraging Verse:

The phrase, “and we know”, means that believers accept by faith that God has control over everything.  And if God controls everything, then He can work anything out!

“All things” covers everything that can possibly happen to you as a Christian.

In this verse, “work together” means that God has ordained a timely and cooperative process — sometimes slow, sometimes painful, sometimes confusing — to manipulate things and events for His purposes for your life.

“For good” means that God always works things out for your spiritual and ultimate benefit.  In other words, there is nothing that can happen to you as a Christian that God, right now, is not working out for your benefit.

As I contend in my “Always, Always” sermon, it is the will and purpose of God that everything that happens to you always works out for your good.

How is He going to do it?  I don’t know.  We walk by faith, not by sight (II Corinthians 5:7). 

While you’re trying to figure it out , God is already working it out!

ALL things ALWAYS work together for your good. 

 

How You Can Make The Most Of This Truth In Your Life:

  • Examine your faith daily to make sure that your ultimate trust is in the Lord, and not in man.  Not in a boyfriend or girlfriend.  Not in a relative. Not in money or your position.  And certainly not in material things!

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8

But seek you first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

  • Live every day fully believing that God’s angels are making sure that your good times and bad times are cooperating together for your absolute benefit.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Be encouraged,

Evangelist Manuel Scott Jr.

Has God ever worked anything out in your life?

I welcome your thoughts and comments.

(Adapted from “Let’s Not Go There: 15 Spiritual Principles To Help Christians Cope” by Evangelist Manuel Scott Jr.)

Related Christian Resources by Evangelist Scott:

  • “Always, Always” sermon on CD
  • “Hallelujah Anyhow” sermon on CD and DVD
  • I’m Too Blessed To Be Stressed printed lecture