Scripture Lesson: 2 Thessalonians 3:5
In 1985, Lou Brock and Hoyt Wilhelm were elected to the Hall of
Fame. At the time of his election, Wilhelm had appeared in more games than any
other pitcher, and currently stands fifth on the all-time appearance list with
1070 games. Wilhelm was best known for throwing the knuckleball. Teammate
Brooks Robinson of the Orioles said, “He had the best knuckleball you’d ever
want to see. He knew where it was going when he threw it, but when he got two
strikes on you, he’d break one out that even he didn’t know where it was
going.” To help in handling Wilhelm’s knuckleball, Paul Richard developed the
oversized catcher’s mitt.
Paul urges the church at Thessalonica to allow the Lord to “direct
your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.” Sometimes we resist
being directed. We feel as if we know the best way to go. One of the biggest
hindrances to our growth as a Christian is to think we can do it ourselves.
When we allow God to direct our lives instead of directing our own, we begin to
grow in our faith. There is no better place to be as a believer than in the
midst of God’s love and for our faith to be growing and maturing through
imitating Jesus’ perseverance. It takes being directed by God instead of trying
to direct God!
you do to allow God to direct your life?
does it take to give up controlling the direction of your life?
the persistent faith of Jesus.
Greyhound Bus Company used to have a slogan, “Go Greyhound and
leave the driving to us.” In a faith relationship with Jesus, we need to go
Jesus and the leave the direction of our lives to Him.
Posted on Thu, January 7, 2016
by David Daly