WHO’S IN YOUR CORNER?

boxing-corner-spotlit-dark-closeup-red-regular-ring-surrounded-ropes-spotlight-isolated-background-46184423In Oklahoma we have a news program called, “In Your Corner”. Basically it is for people who have been wronged by a company.  A guy named Brad will take his news crew to them and try to talk to them for you.  A lot of times when people have a camera thrown in their face, they’re a little more willing to do the right thing.  I always see how happy the cheated people are afterwards and how thankful they are to have someone on their side.

This is something we need throughout life.  Someone in our corner.  Not just any someone though.  Take boxers for example, they have a hand selected couple of guys in their corner.  They only choose those who will give them the right advice and encourage them to keep on going til the final bell.  Imagine if they picked someone who really had no interest in the fight at all.  What if they didn’t care if they fought a good fight or even finished it?  Or what if that someone they picked just wanted to jump in there and fight it for them?

If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you are in a spiritual fight and you need someone in your corner.  You need someone to be there for you cheering you on, giving you sound advice and encouraging you to stay in the ring.

Joshua had an encourager in his corner.  His name was Moses. Moses didn’t go over and fight FOR Joshua…he wasn’t even allowed to cross over where the fight would be.  The Bible says in Deuteronomy 3:28 that God told Moses- “Take a good look, but you may not cross the Jordan River.  Instead, commission Joshua and encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead the people across the Jordan. He will give them all the land you now see before you as their possession.” Joshua NEEDED Moses.

We all need someone in our corner.  I have several in mine and they too have been carefully hand picked.  Matter of fact, one of them left for awhile and I felt the difference.  That’s how you know when someone is really an encouragement to you…you notice their absence.   Be that for someone else too.  Somebody needs YOU in their corner!

Who’s in your corner?  And who’s corner are YOU in?

“Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses.”1Timothy 6:12

 

THE ANIMALS DON’T HAVE TO BE TOLD, BUT WE DO??

2015 Martin nature parkGod provided all the water, land, plants, animals, fruits, and vegetables we needed BEFORE man would ever need them.  Yet we continue to doubt that He will take care of us and maybe even disbelieve that He knows how.

Our family went for a walk yesterday through a nature park and it was just impossible to look around and not see the hand of God.

The streams flowing with fish, turtles, and ducks…all of them having their needs met. The trees filled with singing birds enjoying their homes on the high branches. The handpainted salamanders scurrying along the ground. Even the rocks shouted out, “Look how magnificent our God is!” by all their different shapes, sizes and colors.

God is real, He is caring, He provides and just like all of nature, He created YOU and will provide for YOU always! The animals don’t have to be told to trust God, but for some reason, WE do! So trust Him….He WILL provide!

“Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than they are? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing” – Matthew 6:26,28

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.” – Genesis 9:3

 “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.” -Matthew 6:31-32