“Forward…”Wait for it…”, says the platoon leader as members of the platoon start to step out. Like members of the platoon, believers need to wait on God’s orders, His lead.
At the shared meals for the homeless and those in need in lower Bucks County, PA, hosts at the churches where they are held have been speaking God’s Word to the guests. At one recent meal, a few of the guests accepted Jesus as Lord and savior. This is what they need besides a meal. Man does not live by bread alone.
In Bucks County, as is the case in the rest of the country, the opioid crisis continues to grow worse. It’s no surprise. Authorities believe they’ll win the war on drug abuse by pushing out the pusher. They believe drug addiction it is a disease, and think they will keep people healthy by keeping the carrier of the illness out, like keeping the rats away to prevent the bubonic plague.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, drug addiction is not a disease. It’s a result of a character flaw, sin, besetting sin. The only way to really overcome drug addiction or other sins is through Jesus and Biblical counseling.
People have come into my life who are enslaved by addictions. In one case, a guy lost the family home because of his drinking. Another is in jail after trying to strangle his girlfriend. Over the past 3 ½ years, in my associations with the homeless, I’ve tried to help people who are enslaved with addictions. With some people, it seems that whatever you try to do to help some people, they continue to be adamant on destroying their lives.
There’s a Charlie Brown cartoon where one of the character says that they did all they could do and the rest is up to God. I’ve been trying to help someone come to Jesus. Other than just caring that she’s a human being who needs God, I have a special interest in her.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
Someone recently told me I can’t change the world. I realize this. But when God brings people and situations into my life, I try to do what pleases God. The challenge for me is to put God first, and not my own desires. I need to wait on God.
Wait for it!