Who’s the Shot Caller in Your Life?
LISTEN NOW! John and Pat share about who is the “shot caller” in your life? Who is the one calling the “shots” the one who is leading and directing you in life? They share how there is a big difference between those who follow God and those that don’t. God has called us to live a life that is dependent on Him. The person who doesn’t know Jesus as Lord or refused to follow Him and His ways is living a life independent of Him. Independent of God’s direction, guidance, and influence in their lives. They continue to ask the question how can one truly live a blessed life and see things go well for them if they are living a life independent of God. When we give Jesus our heart and submit to his will and ways we are saying Jesus is the shot caller of our lives. Whatever Jesus says I do. They continued to discuss how the lives of two individuals King Saul and David ended up. One allowed people and himself to call the shots and one allowed God to call the shots and lead him where he needed to go. Today it is being reported that 94 % of Americans have at least one Bible at home yet George Barna says that 81% of believers don’t read their Bible and only 19 % of believers actually read their Bibles. We need to allow Jesus to call all the shots in our lives. That only happens when we give our lives to Jesus and we abide with him. He is faithful to lead us and guide us but we must be willing to trust Him with our lives.
May We Never Forget Those Who are Being Persecuted for Christ in Egypt and around the World
John and Pat discuss CBN’s report of how Egyptian Christians are being beat and dragged through the streets. They continue to share how the Muslim Brotherhood dug up a corpse of a man and dragged it through the street to terrorize local Christians. They continue to discuss the persecuted church around the world, such as Pastor Saeed in prison in Iran. They shared how Christians have a long history of being persecuted and how we must not fail to pray for those who have suffered much for the Lord even the sacrificing their own lives. The same way Jews were persecuted and six million of them died in the holocaust is how Satan would desire to do the same to Christians as well. They share accounts regarding those who suffered persecution for Jesus, like early Christians, the Apostle Paul, Pastor Saeed, and some of the Moravians. Satan hates every person because they are made in the image and likeness of God.
What to do When the Enemy Strikes?
John and Pat discuss what do when the enemy strikes. They continue to share how we are all involved in a spiritual battle. Satan hates your guts because you are made in the image and likeness of God. He will try to do everything he can do to stop you from giving your heart to Jesus and to stop advancing God’s Kingdom. They share an account in the Bible found in 1 Samuel 30 regarding what David encountered at Ziklag. David had much to endure throughout his life. He went from a hero to a zero when King Saul was hunting him down to kill him. David seemingly lost everything only to slowly build it back up through God’s help after crashing down at Ziklag again. While David was out to war his camp at Ziklag was torched and they ran off with his plunder and the wives and children of his men. It is at that moment when many just give up when the enemy sucker punches them in the belly. David experienced great pain and suffering but he had to make a decision. One is to quit and accept the pain, hurt, and misery as the new normal or seek the guidance of the Lord. David sought God and God let him to go into the enemy’s camp and take back what was stolen from him. We can trust God.