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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 9:59-62 WEB.

    Jesus called some people to follow Him, but they began to make excuses. Two said that while they would 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 wouldn't have been there with Jesus. He would have been occupied with the funeral. So the story implies this man wanted to stay at home until his father died one day.

    In this scripture, Jesus called them. They all said they wanted to follow Him. Yet, each one had reasons why they couldn't do it right now. There's no telling what they missed. They might have been listed with Peter, James, and John if they would have followed Him. It could have been them walking on water with Peter and Jesus, but their life was too busy for Him at the moment. What a frightening thought, for I see the same thing happening today.

    I've talked with people who desperately need a 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 haven't 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 now, then He will help you put your house in order.

    There have been times when 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 get up, and let's go forward." I've never found the past to be a problem with God. The moment you are ready to face it, He will wash it from you. He knows our life is short, and He is only interested in getting the most out of the time we have left.

    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 couldn't. That tells us that not everyone who is called, actually goes. So 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 we read about today.

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

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

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

August 11, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

August 11, 2021
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

August 11, 2021
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

This prayer is my prayer as well. Amen!

August 11, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, I choose to go with You. Lead me & I will follow.  Thank You Lord. AMEN

August 11, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

August 11, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father please lead and guide us.We love and worship you. Amen 

August 11, 2021
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

August 11, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

August 11, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Father please guide me, teach me, draw my family and me to You. Amen!

August 11, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

August 11, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Heavenly Father guide me, teach me, and draw me and my family to you in Jesus Name,  Amen 

August 11, 2021
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John Smith
John Smith

Great timely message.  Thank you, Father and Lord.  Amen.

August 11, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, teach, guide and draw me and my family to You. We need Your leading and love to us sinners, to be closer to You and to follow Your will. Talk to us in a way we can understand, we need You Lord, in Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. Lord  hear our prayers. 

Awesome message Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

August 11, 2021
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George V
George V

Dear GOD, Thank you for restoring my marriage.... now LORD I ask for a job.  Not just any job but, one that will bring you glory, honor and that I would enjoy! :) AMEN!

August 11, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen, your will not mine Father!

 

August 11, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 11, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thanks for sharing this sobering reminder, Pastor Dion. Lord, give me the strength to resist making excuses. Please guide me, teach me, draw my family and me to You in daily service. Thank you! Amen

August 11, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

August 11, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me be a positive influence wherever I go. Praise God Praise Jesus Amen 

August 11, 2021