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My "burden-bearer," real-world, crafty sermons are "outside-the-box," to aid you in navigating in your daily life, to face adversities head-on, deal with it as it comes, go through it and not around it. Just get to it and stop procrastinating. You do not accomplish anything when you hide and run from life's challenges, the problem is always going to be there lingering in your daily life, causing you to stumble on your journey. “No weapon forged against you will prevail.” Isaiah 54:17.
Seasonal Burden Bearer Sermons
An Inspirational Sermon
"Consider it pure joy, my brother, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." James 1:2-3, NIV.
"Barely Hanging On"
An Inspirational Sermon
"Consider it pure joy, my brother, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." James 1:2-3, NIV.
"Barely Hanging On"
June 3, 2020
“Count it All Joy!” Glory be to God. As I sit here typing this sermon in my cozy workspace I paused looking out at the lake, my mind drifted, bringing into remembrance that it is not about you and me, it is all about Chris Jesus. God has been too good to me, I have absolutely nothing to complain about. You hang in there “Barley Hanging On”, you are not alone, Jesus, your lifeline is here. Yes Lord, “Count it All Joy,” Jesus, the Savior is here to bring you comfort. I know you are worried, wondering how you are going to make it through “Barely Hanging On”. Don't you be weary, with your smile turned upside down, instead shout about it, that Jesus loves you. You keep holding on and do not give up, today is your celebratory day, that God woke you up this morning when He did not wake many. “Count it All Joy!”
Within this sermon and each of my burden-bearer sermons I am speaking from “The Books of John the Baptist”, and the entire “Holy Bible”.
Dear Lord, You are my constellation. Yes, yes, yes! God is good all the time. Give God the highest praises when you are “Barely Hanging On”. God is marvelous, He got your back! Go ahead and bless His holy name. Glory Lord pour your oil down on me. Reign on the world Lord. Reign Jesus, Reign! In this sinful world, you need Jesus in your daily life, every second of the day. Over and over, you need Jesus in your daily life. With the ticking of time sailing by, how can people live their lives without Jesus? With the passage of time in this broken world, how can people navigate independently, on their journeys without Jesus? My, my, my, it is beyond mind-boggling how people go one-minute without Jesus; I need Jesus every second around-the-clock. I cannot imagine one day without the Savior. The serenity of Jesus is peace of mind.
Realistically the reality of the real-world is not the atmosphere of “Disney World;” having this mindset is magical thinking that is not going to happen. The reality of life is at some point in your life you are going to endure the seasons of “Barely Hanging On”. When you are “Barely Hanging On”, prayer makes the difference. You must hang in there, evil is trying to tear you down, regardless, you must still be strong and not surrender to defeat. The “reality-truth” of life is you must face things in life and work through them. Do not falter and become weary in your “Barely Hanging On”, seasons; instead, focus on God’s Word, your health and wellness. His Word will give you strength. When you are in the downtrodden seasons of “Barely Hanging On”, do not give up. You may not see it, but God’s light is shining on you, He is preparing to bring you out right on-time, giving you deliverance. Holy God! When you are going through a financial hardship, “Barely Hanging On”, do not surrender to defeat, God is on the way with deliverance. When you cannot see what is in front of you while you are “Barely Hanging On”, don’t walk with your head hung low, God is paving the way for you to see clearly, making a way out of no way. Are you able to differentiate when God blesses you with overflowing gifts of love daily, on another day’s journey? Why are you questioning God when you put your faith in God?
I know you have hoped for a better season, but you are still in the “Barely Hanging On” season. That is okay because God is nearly, about to bring you out swiftly, with a blessing. You must stay strong, undoubtedly, God will make a way out of no way as He has always done. What makes you think God is going to fail you now? Where is your faith? What happened to your faith? Why are you lacking in your faith? Are you walking by faith not by sight? Get stronger and quit the pity party. Do not give up on God, it is going to happen when God says so, not when you say so, and not when you want it to happen. This is what the scripture reads in the book of James 1:12, NIV. “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”
Folks! You do need common sense to navigate in this old broken-down world, otherwise you will become a prey, preyed upon, hammering you down, and that is the sheer truth. God gifted us with common sense to distinguish between right and wrong and so forth. In the middle of your “Barely Hanging On”, season, where is your faith, hope, and common sense? If the building is on fire and people are running into the burning building, that is not of God, and it is not the use of common sense, that is craziness. It is the use of common sense not to run into a burning building, just because someone says so, that is insanity to do such a thing. When warning contaminated signs are visible all around the building, it is not the use of common sense to follow people into a contaminated building filled with deadly chemicals, that will snuff out your life; that is not of God, that is suicide, that is you doing what mankind told you to do. Are you going to join the line of cars taking turns driving their cars off a cliff? I do not know about you, but I am not going to follow the “folly-crazed” leader who has given up on God, thinking he is God. I have the common sense to distinguish between what is of God and what is not of God. There is a big difference in what someone says, and what is written in the Holy Bible, which is why you should read the Holy Bible for yourself. Ultimately, you should never be defiant testing God and putting God to the test.
Where is your faith in God’s Word, when you are “Barely Hanging On?” For the scripture reads in the book of Hebrews 11:1, NIV. “Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The scripture goes on to read in Hebrew 11:6, NIV. “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exist and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Of course, it is difficult and challenging, when you are “Barely Hanging On”, however, you must not listen to the panic voice of mankind, you must listen to God’s Word, His unchanging Word, and you must hang onto “God, Hope and Faith,” You listen to God’s Word, His Word is solid. The book of Matthew 7:24-27, NIV,” reads, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the stream rise, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. Then rain came down, the stream, the stream rise, and the wind blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” Do not let the devil invade your mind when you are “Barely Hanging On”. “God, Hope and Faith,” is your source of strength when you are “Barely Hanging On”. There is nothing that you can do to stop the inevitable. There is nothing that you can do about the inevitable but raise your stress level. You must hang onto “God, Hope and Faith”, and pray for God’s grace and mercy to keep you and to pull you through; instead of giving worrying to something that you cannot change, something that you have no control over, something that is out of your control.
Each of us are on our own path, meaning we are individuals on different paths. However, we do share this in common that we are “imperfect”, not always abiding in God’s Word and His commandments. Everyone does not have love for others in their hearts, according to God’s Word, because of different reasons, however, they still take communion, with an unforgiving heart, filled with anger and bitterness. God wants us to love each other and adhere to His commandments. The truth is everyone does not adhere to God’s commandments. The scripture reads, “We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who died not love remain death. Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him. This is how we know that love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:14-18, NIV.
You have come this far by faith, to stop leaning on the Lord, and to make a shift in putting your trust in folks to come see about you, when you are “Barely Hanging On”. Now is not the time to stop believing in God’s Word. God has never forsaken you. So, why would He forsake you now? God Keeps His promises. His unfailing Word is longevity. No one knows the depth of your pain when you are “Barely Hanging On;” the depth of your pain is unbeknown to them. But God knows the depth of your pain and He understands. The devil is a straight up liar! The discomforted truth is everyone who says they are your friend, they love you and they care about you, is not sincere. You will see how sincere they are when you are “Barely Hanging On”, and you call on them to come see about you. They are not going to come to your rescue the way Jesus will; they will turn a blind eye. Jesus is more than a “good neighbor”, Jesus is your Savior. Not only do Jesus have your back in your own backyard, but He has your back anywhere, anyplace, and anytime! However, the folks who you are depending on, are not going to be your support system the way Jesus will. Yes Lord, this is the moment of the bitter and icy cold truth, that you do not see coming, when your loved ones, your so-called friends and your church members will turn their backs on you. Moreover, do not be shock, when some of them say, “Why are you calling me, what you want me to do? Ouch! I know that hurts! Undoubtedly, Jesus will not turn His back on you. Galatians 6:2 reads, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” The scripture says to “Carry each other’s burdens. It does not say to say to carry each other’s pain. There is a difference in pain and burden, the two are separate. Each of us must bear our own cross. It is good for you to lean on the Lord then folks! It is merciless for you to trust people over God. When people know how you think, know your routine, and know you are predictable, you become an easy prey and a victim. Are you standing for Jesus or waddling in your “Barely Hanging On”, season? You must not let anything break your spirit and will, you must stay strong and focus on faith. Forget about you are “Barely Hanging On”, and stand on your feet and praise the Lord. Praising the Lord is good for your spirit. Can I get one witness to put their hands in the air and praise the Lord? Come on! All right get your praises on!
The Lord is all right! If you have had “Barely Hanging On” seasons, give God a shout-out, that He brought you over, to be here, today on another day’s journey. However! If you have not endured “Barely Hanging On” seasons keep living, you will. No matter what season you are in, you should try Jesus! No matter what you are going through, still let your light shine everywhere you go. It is okay if your “Barely Hanging On”, season gets heavy, get down on your knees and pray to the Lord. Do not stop; keep on trusting and praising the Lord. If you never had hard rain falling on your path, of enduring hardships, heartaches, pains, challenges and difficulties in your life, keep living long enough and you will, just wait a while longer, because undoubtedly, life’s disturbances are coming your way, “Yes Lord”, they are on the way. The hard rain is going to come falling followed by the storms, hardships, heartaches, pains, difficulties and life’s trials and tribulations. But! The “Good News Blessings” is, if you trust in the Lord and wait on Him, He will make away for you out of no way. I know what the Lord can do, I have no doubt that He will work out your “Barely Hanging On”, season. I know this to be true because God did it for me, over and over, time after time, again and again.
Below is a brief insight portrait of “Barely Hanging On”:
1. Filing for unemployment.
2. Lost your job, and you do not know how you are going to feed your family and pay the bills.
3. Waiting to qualify for food stamp.
4. Your financial hardship led to you filing bankruptcy.
5. Your child went down the wrong path.
6. Your marriage is on the rocks.
7. You have been driving your car to work in the red and it has finally broken down, on your drive to work.
8. There is a food shortage in your home.
9. A catastrophe of a stock market crash, and you lost all your money.
10. When loved ones have mistreated you.
11. When you have been lied on by your so-called friends.
12. Tragedy in the family.
13. Loss of a loved one.
14. Affected drastically by the turning point of the world.
Most definitely, it can be unnerving when you are “Barely Hanging On”, do not know which way to turn or what to do about the situation, that you are in. However, you are going to encounter the days, months, years, and seasons whereas you are “Barely Hanging On”, in the middle of life’s treacherous storms. But the “Good Tidings” is God is with you, giving you the strength to get through it. He is holding your hand leading the way to the lighthouse. So, you see, you must not stop and give up, on “God, Hope and Faith”, you must keep moving forward. The “key” is to never stop moving and hold onto your faith. Once you stop moving, time stands still, thieving time from you, when you are moping having pity parties, not living your life, but life is living you, time is passing you by, with you aging in the process. Do not do this to yourself, nothing good comes out of you stopping to waddle in pity. The badly weathered conditions that has landed on your path, to have caused you to “Barely Hanging On”, is for the season, or a couple of seasons, depending on God’s deliverance, that is on the way. God will not put more on you than you can bear. God will take care of you. Jesus was “Barely Hanging On” carrying His own cross to Calvary. He made it and so can you. You must have faith in God to let go of every fear, worry, and being timid. You must be a “Battle Axe Warrior of God”, When you feel like you are “Barely Hanging On”, visit the foot of the cross for strength. My testimony: A young-hearted bride, I have endured many “foggy days” going through life’s trials and tribulations, “Barely Hanging On”. But there is one thing that I never did; I never gave up on “God, Hope and Faith”. “No matter what I held onto God’s Word, I believed deliverance was on the way. My deliverance came to pass. Hallelujah Jesus!
Without Jesus, your season of “Barely Hanging On”, can be dire and heart-wrenching, for some people, because they lacked faith that God will handle the overwhelming situation, which leads to them taking their lives and their family lives too. When you give up on “God, Hope and Faith”, where do you go from there? What else is there? Without “God, Hope and Faith”, life is meaningless. There is no putting one foot in front of the other without “God, Hope and Faith”. We live in a broken, sinful world, that will leave you “Barely Hanging On”, therefore, you need “God, Hope and Faith” to survive. I am speaking about Jesus-Jesus is “Hope and Faith” for you to wake up to another day’s journey.
Jesus is your guiding light to keep you bonded together when you are “Barely Hanging On”. Jesus is the source of your strength, in life’s daily challenges, giving you hope, when you are “Barely Hanging On”. Jesus is your foundation to keep you at bay when you are “Barely Hanging On”, because you don’t know where tomorrow will lead you, because you don’t know what tomorrow holds due to you have lost your job. Sovereignty Lord Almighty God! Do not give up on Jesus, a new breath of life. A reading of the scripture from the book of 2 Corinthians 4:18, NIV. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Every day is not going to be a pleasantly sunshine day. The storms of life comes and passing, with another one on the way, whatever storm comes your way, there is always hope, that Jesus is there with you. It does not matter how wealthy you are, you do not have an “exempt card,” from life’s challenges of “Barely Hanging On”. Life’s challenges has no boundaries, everyone is affected. No boundaries are not too big for Jesus to handle. Jesus will help you through your “Barely Hanging On”, season, He is a burden-bearer. The Lord will give you the strength when you feel like throwing in the towel. I know things look gloomy now, but you cannot throw in the towel on God, just hold on a while longer, God always come through, you must have confidence and faith God. Jeremiah 17:7, NIV, reads, “But blessed the man who trust in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.”
On this journey we all have endured “Barely Hanging On”, seasons in our lives, if you have not, keep living and you will. In the middle of it all, for you to maintain a sound mind, and not to cloudy your thinking, you must stay in God’s Word. Otherwise, when you are “Barely Hanging On”, you will not be sound minded. When you are “Barely Hanging On,” you want to know when and how you are going to triumph the situation that you are in. As you go through your “Barely Hanging On”, seasons God is a God of second chances, who will faithfully bring you out. Just hush and stop your whining. Go ahead stop whining, help is on the way. You meet help on bended knees praying to the Lord. Crying over the matter is not going to bring you resolution, praying to the Lord brings you resolution. Hallelujah! Jesus will make everything all right. You better believe Jesus always show up and come through! Crying over the matter is not going to change anything, fear will make you weak, you must have faith, to know to call on Jesus and you must tough it out. Yes, it is true that the devil comes in hard and strong and hits you with everything he is got. But Jesus comes harder and stronger. “Barely Hanging On”, does not have to be a long painful struggle, trying to dig yourself out that slump; the Lord can help you pick up the broken pieces and get you up again back on your feet of not “Barely Hanging On”, anymore, but to have a solid grip “holding on.” You must be hopeful and not let ‘Barely Hanging On”, defeat you.
There is no need to worry about how you are going to make it when you are “Barely Hanging On”, because the Lord is your helper, your strength, and your strong tower. Isaiah 41:10, NIV, reads, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” What Christ Jesus went through on Calvary is unimaginable, but He did it, He had the strength to do His Father’s Will for you and me. You have the strength to get through your “Barely Hanging On”, seasons, if you trust in the Lord and have “strong faith,” that the Lord will serene your situation and bring “calmed-cooling-water.” Because we are human, we are going to endure those “Barely Hanging On”, days, years, and seasons. It is all right to accept that you need the Lord’s strength. In your times of weakness, loneliness, hardships and brokenness, Jesus is there for you, to call on Him. But hey! We are all in this together. We are never alone God is always with us. God is a living God, who forgives all His children for their sins and wrongdoings. When you are “Barley Hanging On”, turn the situation over to Jesus. God gave His only sweet, sweet Son for all mankind to carry our burdens. “Precious is our Lord and Savior”.
Yes, yes life gets hard sometimes, in the challenging times, that we are living in, but we cannot wish it away, we must be realistic about life comes with challenges, hardships, difficulties, trials and tribulations. What you need to get you through it all, is Jesus. You need Jesus in your life. You want to keep Jesus in your life, the head of your life. It is too much sin in this old world to try to navigate solo, without Christ Jesus. You need Jesus over and over, every second around-the-clock. You need Jesus like the fresh air you breathe. Without the gift of God’s fresh air, you cannot breathe, you cannot live, you need Jesus’ oxygen, the fresh air you breathe. But more importantly, when you are in Jesus’ hands, you are going to be fine, because Jesus is holistically the anchor of life.
I tell you the truth, the Lord’s love is amazingly like no other. The scripture reads, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” John 13:34-35, NIV. There is nothing that God cannot do. Whatever “it” is that has you “Barely Hanging On”, put it in God’s hands, if God cannot fix it nobody can! Go to the altar at the foot of the cross, your heart for Jesus to bless your soul. The real-world is a rollercoaster ride. Whether you turn to the right or left, you just never know what is coming from around the corner at you. You just do not know what awaits you. You just do not know what tragedy and crisis is coming your way, which leads me to say, it is gullible of you to take any chances, navigating on your journey “independently”, without Jesus.
Before I move on to closing out my sermon, I wholeheartedly share God’s Word from the book of Romans 1:20, NIV. “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”
A recommendation of helpful scriptures.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
My sermon’s main message. God’s answer is not always a “yes” to what you requested of Him in prayer, however, His answer will always be a “yes” to His Will. Your days are not always going to be sunshine and rainbows. You must be able to weather each storm as they come and solider on, not waddle in pity. God is always available for us during the good times and the not so good times. It is hard to make it on this journey without the Lord’s strength. There is so much evils and sins in the world, you need the strength of the Lord every second of the day. The passage of time is not always going to be a candlelit atmosphere. On this journey we will all endure hardships, having hard challenges days, months, and years. In the middle of all this we must turn to God and stay in His Word. If you have not endured any hardships, keep living and undoubtedly you will. Sometimes when you are “Barely Hanging On”, there are people who do not want to hear the “Good Lord’s Word”, and take it day-by-day, they want to know at that moment when God is going to bring them out of their hardships. The Lord is your strength, He will bring you out, giving you deliverance. You must keep the faith and concentrate on God’s Word. You must keep moving with your heart beating steady, deliverance is on the way. God always steps in right on time.
You are not alone in your hardships.
If you are hoping for a different answer there is no other, we all go through life’s hardships of “Barely Hanging On”, whether you admit it or not. No one has a “Barely Hanging On”, exempt card. We all have “Barely Hanging On”, seasons in common because we were born into sin. However, during your difficulties God is still good, and it is okay for you to put on your beautiful smile that your family has been missing and longing to see when you are in the season of “Barely Hanging On”. It is going to be wonderful, when God will look beyond your faults and still bring you out, of your “Barely Hanging On”, season rejuvenating.
Today is not tomorrow, you are in a not so good place today, however, you are in a progressed place tomorrow, with brighter days coming your way, because you kept moving, holding onto God’s Word, in the midst of your “Barely Hanging On”, season.
The coauthor’s message: Christ Jesus is a model example of life, a guiding spirit, what more do you want? Christ Jesus bearded His own cross on Calvary. What more do you want? You are valueless when you are at a standstill because you are not contributing any fruit to God’s kingdom.
You must continuously grow in your spirituality. Get to know the God that you serve and love so much, for yourself. You have strength in working out your own salvation, to overcome every obstacle in your daily life journey, Christ Jesus set the pave way, by enduring that “old rugged cross”, meaning forty days and forty nights.
In remembrance, God is the same God He was in the “Biblical Days”. God is the Father of all Fathers. He is the creator of the universe. God does not need permission to do anything, He just shows up and do it without warning. God can shift the atmosphere of the world within a blink of an eye, making life different from the way you knew it. Nothing goes unforeseen by the Father. We think we are in control of our daily life and which way our journey will go from day to day, but we are not, God is in control of our daily life, and He determines our destiny. God is only going to let you go as far up the ladder as He says not you. Then He will bring you down quicker than night and day, making an example out of you.
His faithful benediction. Holy is our God. God is listening loud and clear. Do not whine about your hardships, it is okay, God is listening. It is okay, if some people have counted you out, look how they treated Jesus. People counted Jesus out. Do not depend on people to build you up and make it happen for you, you must depend on Jesus and yourself. When people have counted you out, they miss out on their blessings, because God always prevails in what He said He is going to do, the longevity of His Word. You must always keep in mind that it is not about you, me, and the negativity words that hurt of what people said about you, it is all about Jesus. It has always been about Jesus. It will forever be about Jesus. What they say do not count anyway, pray for them. What God says count. Let the rear-view mirror of the past of what they said go. What they said in the past do not matter in your presence life, today, at this moment in real time. When people talk down on you and badly about you, let them talk senseless talk. Talking is what they do because they have too much “idle” time on their hands. Therefore, that is what they do, talk, talk, talk, and talk about nothing all day and every day, reminiscing on the past.
It is gratifying for Satan to watch you throw in the towel and give up, when you are “Barely Hanging On”. Do not surrender to defeat. Do not let defeat have the victory over you. Do not listen intensively to what people say. The hurtful things that they say about you, shake it off and forget what they said. Do not carry around the hurtful things that they said about you, because it is not healthy for you. Stop remembering everything that people have said about you and holding onto things that are not good for you, let it go. Stop holding onto the past.
Holy is our God, I end His benediction with a “message in a bottle”, from my discerning heart, to inspire you to let go of the past and embrace loving and forgiveness. If you do not know how to let go, seek Jesus and He will show you. You must forgive, God said He will give us no more than we can handle. Do not lose your soul doubting God, that is what the devil wants. God’s Word has meaning, they are not just words. God’s love is believing in His Word. God will answer your prayers that will surely come to pass.
My message in a bottle: Do not waste precious time dwelling on what might have been, what could have been, what should have been, and what would have been, because yesterday is gone, and you cannot change the past, and you cannot rewrite the past. The past is a dead-end, time-capsule, frozen in time. Time does not stop for anyone, “The Clock Keeps Ticking” forward. Do not focus on the negativity of the past and your regrets, instead rejoice in the Lord and keep navigating forward, focusing on where God has brought you over to where you are now in the presence. It is good for you to bury the past and move on with God, thee. God is a forgiving God who forgives all. He is a God who forgives anyone. God’s mercy will change your heart, He is a God who will turn your life around. Mercy is the light shining on the world, that overshadow the sins and the evils in the world. Do not lose your soul doubting God, because that is exactly what the devil wants. God shows His children mercy who is worthy of His grace.
No matter how hard your “Barely Hanging On”, season is, God is still good. God can stop the rain on your “Barley Hanging On”, season and bring you out gloriously. We must let go of the past and forgive. God is a God who can fix you. He is a God who can do anything. God is always good in this shattered world. Despite all the darkness in the world, we must remain faithful Christians to the Lord, walking by faith not by sight. As you return into the world on your journey, stay connected to God. Go God’s children with “Infinite, Love and Peace”.
Blessed God, to have entrusted me to write His burden-bearer sermons. He has been preparing me for this position, with The Inspirational Collections, since I was young-hearted. The writing of my discerning sermons are ongoing changing, with the revolving of the world, the changing of the seasons, but God’s Word remains the same. God’s Word is steadfastly in my sermons. God’s Word is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. God’s Word is everlasting. My sentimental hope is that the writing of my creative and unique sermons are uplifting and are inspiring to you. I invite you to “pick up” copies of The Inspirational Collections of books to read more of my inspirational “burden-bearer” sermons.
A “breaking” message that was heavily on my mind.
“The Joy of the Lord", for His grace and mercy. Reign Jesus, reign! My heart was compelled to share this message. My sentimental hope is what I am conveying is helpful to you, concerning your “precious young-hearted children". Parents, the stark reality is we are living in “trying times". It is a testament that the real-world is not the serenity-humming of God’s Word. The spectrum of the real-world is filled with sins and evils, that does not cater lightheartedly to your “precious young-hearted" children. “The truth is you must continuously educate your children on how to navigate through the darkness of the world, because the devil is “hell-bent", on taking your children, and to destroy your family, with tragedy after tragedy. As parents we love our children unconditionally, and we raise them with a tender-heart, filled with love, joy, compassion of God’s Word, and without hatred in their hearts. However, importantly, you must not shield your children about the reality of the real-world, and you must not be too meek to have openness with your children in educating them about the real-world. You must enlighten your children by shining the light on the real-world, and not keep the darkness of the world unbeknown to them.
Once your children are of age to enter the real-world, without you, you will be on a panicky-edge, if you raise your children in a fairy tale home, shielding them from the reality of the real world. If you shield your children from the darkness of the real-world, instead of educating them, they may not survive the real-world. Educating your children about the real-world, will make a difference in their lives, if not it can be life and death for them in the real-world. Yes, your "precious" young-hearted children’s lives are at stake, if you do not educate them about the real-world. The evils that lives amongst us does not care if your children are sweet, kindhearted, and well-mannered, and their proper upbringing. I put this mildly, and watered down, when I say, the real-world is a different atmosphere from inside the atmosphere of your loving home. The real-world is a dark place, that will have a negative impact on your children, and if they do not know how to navigate through it, they will be swallowed up; this is not speculation, this is the truth. “Prevention” is the focus. The other element to bring out of this is, do not put your children in the position to figure out the world on their own. You are brave to voice your knowledge of educating your children and to do everything that you can to prepare them for the real-world.
Are you hailed a “good parent" if you have purposely neglected to educate your children about the real-world? As a parent, when your “precious young-hearted children” have reached the age of entering the world independently, without you, they will not have transparency, transitioning into the world with imminent capable of successfully navigating through adversities, diversities, and how to face life’s challenges, because you took the blind eye approach and did not take heed to educating them about the real-world; a world that is foreign to them, a world that does not resemble their home environment and a world that does not resemble their church environment. The truth is the world is not going to change to accommodate your children’s politeness. The world is filled with people from all walks of life, who does not lend themselves to share your beliefs, morals, principles, and they are careless that you have raised your children well-mannered in the church atmosphere, and so on, and so forth.
Beyond what can be done to facilitate your children to navigate in the real-world through adversities, is to get serious about making preparations to educate them about the real-world, if not, their own survival is at stake, because of their youthful naiveness. It is a travesty for you to have faith in someone else to educate your children about the real-world. The world is an “Unholy Frenzy Mess". The devil is such an “old ancient story,” who does not have empathy for your “precious young-hearted children". We love our children immensely, but realistically, it is naively and gullible for a parent not to educate their children on how to survive the gravel trenches of the real-world, and especially when they are out of your presence. You will not always be there to protect your children, and you will not always be in the proximity to rescue your children, when they are faced to decide whether to participate in the episode of an aggressive confrontation, or walk away from it. It is imperative that your children learn how to navigate in the real-world through adversities, and diversities, which are not absent in the world, but very much actively alive, in motion. Proverbs 22:6, NIV, reads, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it".
It’s going to be all right, okay, and it’s going to be just fine! In this modern “troubled times", you cannot erase “History", and pretend that it did not happen and that it is no longer prevalent in today’s world, because it is very much alive. You cannot turn a blinded eye, pretending that “History” never existed, because it did. When you live in an “illusion-bubble", with the mind frame that there is no need to educate your children on “History,” that was the past, this is now, you are living dangerously, preparing your children to become a “prey", that will have a diminished affect on you. “History” will always be with us and a part of us. Without the “History” of our ancestors, where would we be today, at this moment in real time? It is good to educate your children, with absolutely sensitivity about the revolutionary of “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass", and the great ones who followed on the same path, and paved the way for you and me. The real endurance challenges are our ancestors who were at the heart of hardships of “Barely Hanging On", however, they did not give up on “God, Hope and Faith". However! They did not give up on Christ Jesus, the Savior.
Blessed God, to have entrusted me to write His burden-bearer sermons. He has been preparing me for this position, with The Inspirational Collections, since I was young-hearted. The writing of my discerning sermons are ongoing changing, with the revolving of the world, the changing of the seasons, but God’s Word remains the same. God’s Word is steadfastly in my sermons. God’s Word is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. God’s Word is everlasting. My sentimental hope is that the writing of my creative and unique sermons are uplifting and are inspiring to you. I invite you to “pick up” copies of The Inspirational Collections of books to read more of my inspirational “burden-bearer sermons".
Oh yeah! Check this out! You threw God back the towel, on the task that He gave you, and this is what God did, “God Threw you Back the Towel”. Keep watch for this “mighty” sermon coming to the “Home Page”.
I am not a freelance writer; God is my overseer. My writings are out of love and passion, with great appreciation for the Lord, for using me as a part of His workmanship The clock keeps ticking, I’m out of here to continue my journey doing the good works of the Lord, working for a goal, the prize, my crown in heaven.
An Inspirational Sermon
"Bailing You Out"
This powerhouse burden-bearer sermon coming the "Harvest Season" September 2020...
Approaching Enthralling Autobiography Memoirs “Like No Other”; a dedicated song for this mother-daughter authorship, by Byron Cage. Go Head! Byron Cage you rocked that uplifting song!
Keep watch for the release date of my approaching simultaneously “Autobiography Memoir”.
The Inspirational Collections of:
1. Jennifer, A Young Hearted Bride: A Memoir-Volume One
2. Jennifer, My Black Father, a Good Man, Not a Perfect Man: An Autobiography Memoir-Volume Two
You Don’t Know “My Story”: I invite you to purchase copies of my enthralling, uniquely, crafty, and creativity written memoirs upon availability, and read all about “My Story”. “Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor” (Proverbs 18:12; NIV).
Come read about what I endured in my “Early Childhood Years and The Matrimony”; a man with a temper. Come and read all about the good stuff: Read about how “The God of Grace and Mercy brought me over”.
Oh yeah! I am praising God on my way out of here; you never know what I am going to pull out my hat.
"These Christ-Centered Sermons are Parallel to the sermons that are written in The Inspirational Collections of Books, which can be purchase in the Amazon Online Store"
"These Christ-Centered Sermons are Parallel to the sermons that are written in The Inspirational Collections of Books, which can be purchase in the Amazon Online Store"