Sunday, January 4, 2009

Making a Very Personal Choice In Life.

Today, I went to church and sat under the hearing of my wonderful pastor, Dr. Timothy Alexander. The sermon today was about how we should be living life in our New Year.

You see, we have a tendency to say "Tomorrow, I'm going to go here, spend some time, do something, and make a profit out of it." Something to that effect anyway.

The reality is, we're not promised another day. Heck, we are not even promised another hour. Our time could be up at any point. As James 4:14 says "You do not even know what tomorrow holds."

That's not meant to depress. Rather, it's meant to encourage you to do something. Go ahead and make your plans. But instead of saying "I'm going to do this" and having that be it, instead say, "If God wills it, tomorrow, I will live and do this or that."

That being said, I shall now talk about the personal choice in my life.

During that sermon today, I could feel God tugging on my heart. I went up to the altar, just got down and prayed. I told Him that "whatever you will for me, I'll do it."

And I fully believe that He is calling me to minister to my community.

Now, how I am going to do this, is not clear to me at this point. God will reveal His plans for me in time. But, I want to make one thing clear: Whatever He wills, I must do.

I've been told that in one way, I already DO have a working ministry to my city, my region, and my world. By getting up and living every day, I show people that hey, life as a disabled person can be tough, but with God's help, I can do it. And that no matter what you might go through in life, if you let Him take control, you'll make it.

Now, I desire to make this ministry known, full speed. It's just figuring out how God wants to use me.

Any Christian brothers and sisters who read this, please pray for me, that I might hear what He wills for my life.

Courage + Belief = LIFE

I love y'all,

Jeremy

3 comments:

Michelle Dawn said...

I'll pray for you if you pray for me. I have been attending regularly now since Oct. and still trying to hear what he wants from me. I wish all the luck I can

74WIXYgrad said...

I have realized that blogging can be a ministry. I communicate to all kinds of people in my blogging. It's easy nowadays to minister from the keyboard. But the fact that you don't blame God for putting you in a wheelchair is an excellent witness in itself. You are a witness of God's grace, the same grace that the Apostle Paul experienced when he prayed three time for God to remove the thorn from his flesh.

Check out my latest post at Seek Him First.

John Hingsbergen said...

Jeremy,

I've been following the Media Watch Blog and decided to click over here. While we may not all share the same beliefs or "theology," I must commend you for your obvious personal strength and depth.

May God bless you in whatever you do.

Continuing to enjoy the Media Blog,

John Hingsbergen
Program Director
WMUB, Oxford