"Following Orders"

Dec 3, 2023    Associate Pastor Ben Sorbello

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV

Who or what are you listening to for direction for your day? What is your plan of action if you are blessed with another day? When something goes right or wrong in your journey who or what do you give credit to for that? How many people define their success by saying, "I am the best at _____"? Too often, we listen to ourselves for direction, and that's when we get into trouble, or worse, we have success. When we don't listen to our heavenly Father, Jesus Christ our Teacher, and the Holy Spirit of God our Advisor, we take matters into our own hands, or the hands of others, and basically try to become independent of God's wisdom. If you think of yourself as a computer, what software are you running on, and is it constantly being updated? Here is another thing to consider: are you in charge of your life, and is it your life to be in charge of or was it bought and paid for by someone? If you claim to be a Christian, then one can argue that you are now a slave to Christ, or, in our current series inspired by the Holy Spirit of God, WE ARE SOLDIERS! And we are not just any soldiers, but soldiers for the ARMY OF THE LORD! This week at Friendship Community Church, there is a briefing on "Following Orders" and what orders we ought to be following as believers. So gather up as many soldiers for Christ as you can and "fall in line" to worship with us!