Just Yesterday, God talked to me through the preacher… recently, life’s issues distracted me and got me… I lost focus and confused. It seems just everything has been out of control. To cut is short, I think I’m lost and I’m so blessed before I got drowned He takes my hand again and remind me.
The preacher talks about the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:3-7); Lost Silver (Luke 15:8-10) and the Lost Son (Luke 15:11:24). He emphasized on the Value of the “lost”, God valued each and everyone of us. He even said even if you are already saved and have known Jesus you could still wander off from the shepherd, get lost and distracted. If you would look unto the world you get distracted. Only by looking unto Jesus could keep on focus and not loss sight of the things that counts important. I got distracted and starting to put interest in things that I didn’t confront with God but I’m so thankful He reminded me early.
Lost Silver (Luke 15:8-10) was misplaced. The woman had 10 silver and later she noticed she lost one. Sometimes we misplaced some things too, you didn’t noticed you put it somewhere and time comes you remember it weren’t on where it should be, it was lost, It got misplaced. It’s the same with life too, sometimes we are so busy on something,that something might be good, but we tend to forget some other things that are important too. For example, it might be your Job, you got so busy with your Job and it takes all of your time, you cannot read the Bible the way you would, you cannot pray and have that silent time alone with God, or you cannot be present anymore every Sunday since it is required for you to go to the office. You might be a Church Minister and so busy with God’s ministry, Yes it’s not bad, but if that makes you neglect the time you can have to spend with your children and family, then something is misplaced. Children doesn’t stay as children, they grow fast and then you will just not notice then they go astray because you haven’t spent quality time with them and pray with them and trained them. I could see so many children of very faithful ministers and servant of God gone astray.
The Woman in order for her to find the lost silver sweep the house and found it. The same with life, Let’s sweep these things that distracts us and regain focus on things we must do and put them in order. It is not easy but by the Grace of God, I know we can.
the Lost Son (Luke 15:11:24) asks for his inheritance. I know the Father would give it to him one day, when the time is right but he couldn’t wait. He leave the house gone to the faraway country and live riotously. The son willfully leave the father’s house. Sometimes, it is true in our lives too. We Christians are capable of leaving willfully the Father’s House (the Church) to go to the faraway country (the world). The younger son was deceived by what the faraway country could offer. The worst thing about being deceived is you don’t know that you are already deceived. It is sad that sometimes we view the church like a hedge or a fence that controls us and stops us but in reality the church’s there to protect us, the world is dangerous. You don’t need to fly to go to “faraway country”, it is just there somewhere near calling you, offering you things, temporal things, just anything that could take you out from the church.
So when the younger son was hurt by the faraway country, “He came to himself and said, How many hired servants of my father have bread enough to eat, and I perish with hunger!” He realized that it was far better for him then. Then came to a decision to go back and ask his father to be hired even just a servant because he thinks he doesn’t deserve to be son anymore. But when he was still on the way the father saw him, had compassion, ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. Did you noticed it was father who saw him first because he was waiting for the son everyday of his life since the son leave the house. Put on the best robe on him, put a ring on his finger and killed the fatted calf and celebrated. There is always something better more than we could imagined God hath prepared to us. The world trying to distract us offering things that in the end hurt and break us, but God prepared something good and far better, the best it might not be right now, but God’s time is the best.
I got distracted, I started to look on a “faraway country”, A job I would never consider to apply before, because of it’s 24/7 schedule which you will be on duty even on Sundays, just because it has a so much higher pay than my current job. But then I’m thankful God answered me and He said No, don’t take it, it will take you away from me.. Remember you used not to put interest on that job. I think I got impatient and wanted to do it with my strength. Thank you Lord for sending Pastor. Matt Keen, visiting us last Sunday to deliver that message. That was really for me. I take personally every word he said.
Forgive me, I hope I could relay it much better. What preacher Matt Keen all have said,
Romans 8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!