Being A Go-To Person!

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Love,Comforter,Peace,GraceThis life is so beautiful, but there is many times it can get very rough it can pull us apart and tear us up, I know this for a fact because I have been there and it stinks, sometimes it may feel like no one cares or sees our pain, or fears, But God is always right there ready to hold us in His loving arms, and comfort us.

I just want take a moment and say I believe we that are in that state of our lives when we are strong we also need to remember to show authentic love in our community, and be the person that people can come to for help when they need a strong shoulder to lean on what I’m saying is “A Go-To Person” someone people can rely on and trust in to listen when they need an ear on their behalf someone they can look up to, and pray with them and for them.

I know there was a time in my life when I wished there would have been “A Go-To Person” for me like about seventeen years ago when I gave all I was and had to God, and at that time I knew I really had something God had given me, but did not know what to do with what I had so I became discouraged in my Christian walk with my Saviour I did not know that there was a such thing as an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ so I strayed away from the wonderful life that I had with Him, and chose my own way, down the path of destruction, and I went down that path for about fourteen years,and also lost my nineteen month old son in a tragic accident in June 2004,   but little did I know that God was at work the whole entire time to bring me back.

I ended up losing an awesome job I had with great benefits for my family, and also going deeper and deeper down in my own muck, when one day I got enough of  it and had no where else to go then I came to God, and said Lord you know my life and where it is headed I need Your help I need to find a job because this life I am living is going no where.

So I cleaned up my life some what and God answered my prayer and I got a job working in the logging industry, little did I know that eight weeks later I would meet that “Go-To Person” the hand of God moved in this mans heart to invite me to come to church so that next following Sunday morning my family and  I went to church and met the most wonderful people full of love and totally excepted me, and my family.

Then about six weeks later on a Sunday morning after the worship and sermon there was an altar call given, and I was sitting in my seat with my head pounding from the night before because of all the drinking I did, and I knew it was time to make a decision with what I needed to do with my life, and where I was going was no good, so I stood to my feet and showed God my decision to come back to where I once was many years before, and so I asked the Holy Spirit to fill my life again, and that I wanted to live the rest of my life for Him, and do His will, and not be a selfish hard hearted person that I had become, thank God for His wonderful grace because that Sunday morning He flooded my soul with peace,love, and joy, and also thank the people in our church that my family, and I still attend now  three years later.

And I will have to say there were those there and still are those in our church that are “Go-To People”.  And I am proud to say that I love them all very much, and also love my personal  Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for He is truly our “Go-to God” for our lives He is always the same yesterday,today, and forever praise the Lord. Amen.

Psalm 103:2-6 (NLT)  2 Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
3 He forgives all my sins
and heals all my diseases.
4 He redeems me from death
and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
5 He fills my life with good things.
My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

6 The Lord gives righteousness
and justice to all who are treated unfairly.

May God bless you all!!

by-Rudy Smith

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