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#67 – Air Date 11/19/2017
This Weekend – This story was actually written by Robertson McQuilkin, former president of Columbia Christian College in Columbia, South Carolina. It’s the deeply moving story of a man facing the onset of Alzheimer’s in his wife, Muriel. The journey was painful then as it is for anyone today. The premise for sharing this story is this: we are either submitting to the will of the Father, or we’re submitting to our own will. We all eventually submit to someone’s will in life. Which is it for you and me?
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THE GOD WITH A PLAN
#12 – Air Date Week of 11/20/2017
The Mighty Warrior
Jeremiah 20:7-11, 14-18
This Week – You may have never heard someone describe a passage of scripture as the “most depressing passage in the Bible”. And yet the passage we study this week, it might be an apt description for you after you read it. Jeremiah laments the fact that he was even born! He rues the day that someone came to his father with the news of his birth. That’s a depressing thought and where we begin. This message just may be what you need to hear!
Monday (11/20) – We open with the story of a minister’s life who said he was “raised in hell” and chaos seemed normal! You may not be able to relate to that despair, but I know there will be someone hearing this story who will say, “That was my story”. And yet, the Lord worked in Jeremiah’s life; he worked in the life of the minister. He can work in your life and mine, regardless of our history!
Tuesday (11/21) – We read the passage that describes a cynical view of life based on what Jeremiah experienced as a prophet of God. It’s not pretty. He actually wonders if it would have been better had he died in his mother’s womb. He says more mournful things than that! And yet he breaks into this verse, “The Lord is with me like a mighty warrior.” That just may be a word for you today!
Wednesday (11/22) – Many people question their existence when they go through grief, tragedy, and failure. Perhaps you have, but have never verbalized it. If this passage teaches us anything it speaks of God’s presence in the good and the bad. He’s on the mountain top; He’s also in the valley of my life and yours. We both need to know that!
Thursday (11/23) – I hadn’t read a novel for decades, and yet I share a story from a novel I read about the moon being hit by an asteroid, knocking it out of its normal position. The book is called, “Life as We Knew It”. It’s safe to say, life was never the same after the event. You may have gone through something where you could talk about life as you used to know it before that event. It may have been a divorce, a death, or a major disappointment; life hasn’t been the same since!
Friday (11/24) – I close with a story about my oldest son, Jonathan from his childhood. I laugh and choke up at the same time when I think of this story. It’s a story that speaks to the truth of Jeremiah 20:11 that the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior. If you listen to the program today, it will make sense and perhaps speak to something going on in your life, right now!