Rev. Wayne Sanders
What Causes You to Get Distracted: Part Two
December 1, 2020
1. Take heed
2. Be quiet
3. Fear not, and
4. Neither be fainthearted
These are the four points found in Isaiah 7:4 that we talked about in yesterday's devotion. When the Lord brought me to this scripture I can tell you, that at the time, it was not a good description of how I was living my life.
Does God speak to you through the scriptures like He does me? Let me share for a moment what was going on when God showed this verse to me.
Testimony: Back in the early 80s I was living at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. I had given my heart to the Lord, but, as you well know, that doesn’t automatically make us into a mature Christian. Taking heed to and being quiet was not one of my better suits.
I was in bad shape when it came to having any money to get me through the day, and my bills where piling up. There is a city called Lebanon, and just a few miles out-of-town was a popular camping area with a trout farm that you could go fish. I thought that it would be a good place to find some sign jobs.
The motor in my truck was blown, so I got a friend to take me there in his truck to find some work. I was not a lazy person, but I had a lot to learn about trusting God. As we got to the city limits of Lebanon I told my friend to turn around and go to the river. So we did, but then I thought that my chances of getting a sign would be better in the city, so I asked him to turn around and we did. I then changed my mind again, and asked him to go back to the river. When we did, the hood of the truck flew open and we almost wrecked the truck! He said, "That’s it! I’m not going any further until I hear from God." I said, “Good idea.”
To be continued...
Father, thank You for ears to hear. You and Your written word give us direction and a plan that is available for us. Amen, and Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.