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Someday Never Comes

  • 'He said to another, 'Follow me!' But he said, 'Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.' But Jesus said to him, 'Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God.' Another also said, 'I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my house.' But Jesus said to him, 'No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God.' Luke 9:59 WEB

    Jesus called some people to follow Him, but they began to make excuses. Two said that while they would really like to follow Him, they had some things to do first. The third one replied that he needed to bury his father. Though if the man's father had been a corpse at home, then he would not have been with Jesus, but occupied with the funeral. So the story implies that he wanted to stay at home until his father died one day.

    Jesus called them, they all said they wanted to go, but each one had reasons why they could not do that right now. There is no telling what they missed in life. They might have been listed with Peter, James and John if they would have accepted His call. It could have been them walking on the water with Peter and Jesus, but their life was too busy. What a scary thought.

    I have talked with people who desperately need change in their lives, but they always put it off to a future date. Instead of getting serious with God, they would say something like: 'Let me deal with this first.' Then a decade goes by and they still have not dealt with it. Your life is passing by you right now and there is nothing more important than your relationship with Jesus. Turn to Him, and then He will help you put your house in order.

    There have been times that I have stumbled while walking with the Lord, sometimes for long periods. Like the prodigal son, when I came to my senses (Luke 15:17), I would go and pray for a while and every single time it has been: "Welcome back! Now let's go forward." The past has never been a problem with God and the moment that you are ready to face it, He will wash it from you. He is only interested in our future.

    God knows our life is fleeting, and He wants us to make the most of it. Jesus asked those people to follow Him, and they began to make excuses why they could not at this time. That tells us that not everyone who is called, actually goes. Don't let your past hold you back from your future. The ones who made excuses, went back home to their plows. You can do that, but the ones who followed Him became the ones that we read about today.

    When you stumble, repent, get up, and keep going. Take the risk. Don't look back. This is real. Jesus never said that it would be easy to follow Him. The Apostles led lives filled with trials and tribulations, while also filled with unspeakable joy. Let us be so full of the Holy Spirit that we bring change to our surroundings like they did.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please guide me, teach me, draw me and my family to You. Use me today just as I am and if there is something that needs to change, reveal it to me so that I can deal with it. Please lead me into divine encounters, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Our weekly RHM Live church service will be happening this morning at 10am EST. Join us for a time of worship, interactive prayer, and fellowship, and to hear what has been happening recently in our lives. To participate in the chatroom you need to have a site account, but if not, you can still watch the video of the study. Service starts at 10am EST, but all are encouraged to show up 15 minutes early for fellowship, and to make sure the stream is working for you before we start. Love you all! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God I need your help. Praise God. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Nov 10
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Bless this day, those who need you more than me. Please Bless my friend Mary who's husband Dennis passed away last week. God be with her. Thank you. Amen

Nov 10
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Nov 10
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, praise Jesus for all our blessings.

Nov 10
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Can you hear the tick, tick, tick? The clock never stops ticking! Thank You Lord!

Nov 10
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Nov 10
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen,  thank you Jesus

Nov 10
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Hallelujah to our Savior amen

Nov 10
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Jesus,  Amen 

Nov 10
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Father please gide me .Use me .Help me to let go of the past and go forward.Amen

Nov 10
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank You for all Your mercies, show me the way and I will follow. Speak to me in a way I can understand to do as You wants me to, forgive my sins and lead me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. You are my Sheppard oh Lord. 

Thank you Pastor for this reminder, God bless you. 

Nov 10
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

Nov 10
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, 

Nov 10
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord, amen

Nov 11
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Nov 13