I remember growing up and everyone going outside to play until well after dark. it was a glorious time of dirt slinging to hit signs in the field, hopscotch and any other games we could think of to play. But, when it was dark, we could hear mama calling us to come home. That meant that play time was over, and we had to go inside. In all my younger years, I never remember not hearing her call.
There’s something about being home that is soothing to my soul. I find peace at home, and no matter what the circumstances we face outside of those doors, when I’m home, I have learned to leave it at the door. It is my choice whether I want to pick up the situations again when I leave, and sometimes there is no way to avoid it, but the few precious hours that I can be home, I have learned that all things will work for our good if we learn to trust God. He has a plan for our lives. He promises to never leave us or forsake us, and the monumental problems that we sometimes must face, are really reduced in size when you compare your problem, to God’s intervention.
I know that it is troublesome to have to face situations, but if we could only see the angels that are encamped about us ministering to us and working through to the solution on our behalf. “O ye of little faith,” Jesus said, and then he calmed the storm. We all have faith, it’s just that sometimes we have our focus on the problem, not God who has the solution.
We must pray that the Lord will help our unbelief, if we want to see the miracles that he desires to give us. He blesses us in spite of ourselves, but sometimes he is waiting for us to obey him in the small areas of our life, before the greater blessings can be released. The question is, are we willing to obtain all that the Lord has for us? or, are we just satisfied with the crumbs? We will never be worthy enough to receive from the Lord, and that is okay, because it isn’t a requirement for us to be worthy; it is required for us to have faith to believe. God is worthy and his grace is sufficient for us.
Over the years, I have watched people come into the church, and leave the church for various reasons; some to go out by faith and minister; some to heed the call to serve on the mission field; and unfortunately, some have wandered away from the church for reasons too numerous to count. But there is one thing that we are able to do when we are ready: that is to come home. The Lord will welcome you back with open arms, because even though you may have made terrible mistakes, God is still God and he will never change. He is a forgiving God and you are precious in his sight. There’s no place like home.
Help us as we celebrate God’s mighty power to save and keep his people. In this week’s Lattereign we look at The Power of Prayer and Now Faith.