The Name of the Lord: STRONG TOWER
Greg, John and Pat discuss Proverbs 18:10, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; and the righteous run into it and are safe.” They encourage us that no matter what storms we are facing in our lives if we give our lives to Jesus we will be safe. God warns us so that we won’t be harmed much like a father warns a child of impending danger. All we need to do is to respond to God and give our lives to him and live under the protection of his safety.
Between 5-15 Dead 160 Injured in Fertilizer Plant Explosion
Greg, John, and Pat discuss the recent explosion that occurred at a fertilizer plant in West Texas killing between 5 to 15 people and injuring 160. They continue to share about the video that is posted in the VFN Torch that shows a father with his daughter recording the blaze and then all of a sudden you can see the blast that nearly rocked them and seemed to move their vehicle causing the man’s daughter to say that she can’t hear. They express their condolences and pray for the victims and for those who are still missing.
God’s Plan, God’s Way, God’s Timing= Success
John, Greg and Pat discuss how important it is to keep your eyes on God when He calls you to do something. Whatever God calls you to do, He will be the one to empower you to do it and bring it to pass, if we follow Him. If God want’s you in a certain place He knows how to position you exactly for it. However, if we take our eyes off of God and put them on ourselves and begin to make happen what God said He was going to do then we are moving in pride. Abram and Sarai experienced this in Genesis 15 and 16. God told Abram that he was going to make his descendants as many as the sand on the seashore and as numerous as the stars in the sky. However, Abram’s wife got ahead of God and thought how she could bring what God said to pass offering Abram her maidservant to conceive a child since the Lord had kept her from birthing any children. This act of self-focus and pride birthed Ishmael, a situation that we still have to face today. It does matter if you are the leader for you to lead and not submit what God is telling you to your wife or anyone else. God had mercy on Abraham. It does matters how we respond to what the Lord calls us to do. God’s plans, God’s ways, and God’s timing = Success.
Greg, John and Pat discuss how important it is to think and to listen to others who don’t necessarily have the same position on matters that you do. They continued to discuss how today everyone is in hurry and how technology is so advanced it doesn’t lead to people really thinking through things because there is an app for that. They continue to encourage us not to push away from using our brains.