Today is Sunday for perhaps most of the world and as a Christian I went to church! Today I went to Allen cathedral and Pastor F. Flake gave the sermon. It is a good thing that I was refreshed by it. The notes I took I will share with you as well as my own thoughts during the sermon.
“Life has orders and life has rules. God has order and God has rules. We need to abide by God’s rules and orders.
God has created systems for our good. We have to have structure.
Understand God’s system.
By God’s power you can do so much more if you have God by your side.
No matter how much power you think you have, you are not God.
Don’t let your ego drive you.
Everything you got, God gave it to ya, God made it for ya.
God is God all by Himself.”
On Instagram I saw a post that said something similar to humility is the way to make it through the Christian life. Through todays 8:30am sermon, I saw that this is true; it was like confirmation for me that I need humility and so do other Christians.
I am where I am because God has placed His hands on me. as I wrote this I thought about having had a stroke and all the things I’ve gone through health wise and otherwise. God certainly has Hid hands on me; for this I am happy and grateful. Truly where would I be without Him? He knows, I don’t and I’m alright with not knowing where I would be without Him.
To me humility does not include bragging about what I have or what I was able to accomplish. Some people brag about how good God has been to them and how they have this or that because of God, this I find to be fine. This person is boasting about Christ, about God and what He has been doing their life. But to boast and brag about what a person has without acknowledging God is what I don’t particularly like. *God, He can do more than we can imagine, expect or think. So we may have bragging rights, but humility will keep us grounded , knowing that all we have is because of God. It is from His hand, through His grace, through His mercy, through His love.
There it is. So we have boasting rights, as long as we boast in the Lord.
* (Take a quick read of (Ephesians 3:20)
Sermon Scripture Exodus 20:22-24