bits from bob....

Thinking About....Reliance

by Robert J. Young
©, 2003, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

Christianity is not a "how to" religion. I am amazed at the number of sermons that are "how to" sermons. Christianity is not a human enterprise. It is not accomplished by human initiative.

Most of us have had the experience of not being able to find the "how to" we most need when we most need it. How to Get Your Children to Live Right, How to Overcome Addictive Behaviors, How to Overcome Temptation, How to Survive the Death of a Loved One, How to Fix Broken Marriages, How to Make Others Love You.... The answers are not easy nor are they in more effort on our part.

Let me share three principles for meeting the challenges of this week. You may not need all three--one may be sufficient. Perhaps you can remember all three--remember, realize, rely. Promises, Power, Purposes.

With help from God, we can make it through even the toughest challenges.

Got any rivers you think are uncrossable,
Got any mountains you can't tunnel through,
God specializes in things thought impossible,
He does the things others can't do.

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Last updated May 16, 2006.