DO YOU EVER NEED TO BE LUCKY?

I AM REMINDED OF A STORY I FIRST HEARD FROM RETIRED PASTOR BUCKNER FANNING 25 YEARS AGO. HE TOLD OF A NEWSPAPER AD PLACED IN THE LOST AND FOUND LISTINGS FOR A LOST DOG. IT READ: “LOST, OLDER MIXED BREED DOG. MULTICOLORED, BLIND IN LEFT EYE, MISSING RIGHT FRONT LEG. NEEDS MEDICINES DAILY. ANSWERS TO THE NAME OF ‘LUCKY’. IF FOUND PLEASE CALL………..”

THERE ARE DAYS WE MAY ALL SEEM LIKE LUCKY, THE DOG. JUST WHEN WE THINK OUR PROBLEMS ARE OVERWHELMING, THINGS SEEM TO GET WORSE! THANKFULLY, WE DON’T HAVE TO RELY ON LUCK. LUCK IS A GAME OF CHANCE…A FALSE HOPE DESIGNED BY SATAN. MAYBE YOU WILL WIN, MAYBE YOU WILL LOSE…OR MAYBE YOU WILL BREAK EVEN…ALL FALSE HOPES. LUCK IS FALSE HOPE AND FALSE HOPE COMES FROM SATAN.

INSTEAD OF LUCK, WE HAVE THE ABSOLUTE WORD OF GOD THAT WE CAN DEPEND UPON. IT IS NEVER ABOUT WINNING OR LOSING. GOD IS IN CONTROL. WE CAN REAP ALL THE BENEFITS OF GOD’S CONTROL, ONLY WHEN WE TURN OUR DESIRES, PROBLEMS AND SITUATIONS OVER TO HIM. GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS WHEN WE TAKE THE TIME TO PRAY, UNDERSTAND HIS WILL AND LISTEN CAREFULLY TO HIS GUIDING ANSWER.

YOU DON’T NEED SATAN’S LUCK WHEN HAVE GOD’S BLESSINGS!

“ALL THESE BLESSINGS WILL COME ON YOU AND ACCOMPANY YOU IF YOU OBEY THE LORD YOUR GOD.” DEUTERONOMY 28:2 NIV