Sunday, December 16, 2012
It's a Glorious Sunday!
Okay. I better get to the sermon notes before I get too far gone.
The sermon this morning was "God's Gifts to You", and it was concerning what he has done for us to help us overcome or prevent depression. Depression is caused by great disappointment or betrayal. So true! I can sure vouch for that. If you cannot get rid of the resentment, then you are building an inescapable prison around yourself.
The solution is really very easy. Forgive! Let it go! Get on with your life -- you and God -- and let Him handle the other people. You cannot choose what OTHER PEOPLE may say or do to you, but you do have the ability to choose your reaction to it! You cannot choose what happens TO YOU, but you can choose what happens IN YOU.
STOP being controlled by circumstances and conditions. God will make a way because HE IS THE WAY-MAKER!
Failure always surrounds the birth of a miracle. If you can't endure the failure, you will never experience the miracle. Noone can hurt you without your consent.
Now that is what Hagee said. This is me: I'm not so sure about that last comment that "noone can hurt you without your consent". I don't think that is true at all, unless your heart is made of stone, and you care about only yourself. How you REACT to it, of course, is a choice. I agree with that.
Hagee again: God is the Maker, Mediator and Master. He will have the last word concerning what happens to you, if you let Him. RECEIVING God's love and the ability to GIVE God's love, are two different things. The ability to give must be learned and practiced.