Thursday, June 24, 2010

Power of Perception

I was listening to a preaching CD that Bro. Booker preached entitled "The Power of Perception." Here are a few things that stood out to me. Just some thoughts. We should learn only the wisdom from an experience and not anything more. We can learn too much from some things. It's like the cat who sat on a hot stove top and got burnt. It will never sit on a hot stove top again, but it will never sit on a cold one either. We see bad things that happen to other people in church, but that should never rob us of serving God! In II Chronicles a man named Jotham reigned. "And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the LORD..." You see, his father Uzziah had trespassed against God and had sinned in the temple of the Lord. And because of what he did, he was smote with leprosy in the temple in a state of wrath. Wrath against the priests. He was a leper until the day he died. His son Jotham never went into the temple because of it. He was robbed of an experience with God because of the sin of his father. Don't let anything stop you from living for God. No person, and no situation can stop you from serving God if the desire is truly in your heart. The problem is never with God, it's with people. Including you and me. Other peoples sins and failures should not effect our walk with God. Let's get it for ourselves. :)


The Prados said...

Great post Jen!

Anonymous said...

Wow Jen, what an awesome post and message from Bro. Booker. Have you ever head his message "The Sure Mercies of David"? It's a good one too. I'm so proud of you and your walk with God. I've seen so much growth in you. Your Mom and Dad did a fantastic job raising you. Love you!
Aunt Kiki

Jennifer Connell said...

Thank you, Bro. and Sis. Prado. I hope you guys are doing great!

Aunt Kiki, thank you so much. I don't think I have ever heard that one but it sure sounds good. I love listening to preaching. I love you too!