by: Pastor Shane Torres
date posted: 4/15/2011 5:50:10 AM
Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
When I first gave my life to the Lord, like many of us, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. If God would have shown me, at that time, all the things that would have to change about me, I think I would have gone running for dear life!
Now, here we are, in Israel, a whirlwind of events going on around us, a toddler, a baby on the way, a growing ministry, all the trials you can imagine in relating to a different culture, language, etc. Ha! If you would have shown me this picture back in the days of my rebellion, I think I would have laughed my head off in unbelief!
But that is the Lordís way. God is a gentleman. He doesnít show us more than He feels we need to know. He knows that we are weak and Heís merciful enough not to give us more than we can handle. What He desires for us to lay our worries upon Him and trust Him for our future.
God has not given us power to overcome all the problems we have yet to face. He has given us only the power to overcome what faces us today! Just as the children of Israel could collect only enough manna for one day, the power God gives us to face our trials ó it only comes one day at a time.
God has so many wonderful adventures ahead for us who love Him and are called according to His purpose ó and He will surely give us the strength to endure the trials weíll face with each adventure. Letís trust Him only for todayís trials ó and let Him worry about the rest!
You are all in our prayers,
Pastor Shane, Sis. Rose and Kayla