I feel like a whirlwind threw me around for several years! The last year has been the hardest! I felt negatively lead to just give up, only problem is I’m stubborn, I’m not a quitter. I know Jesus is with me, for he promised to never leave or forsake me. I dug in my heels, I tied a knot at the end of my rope and I have hung on for dear life.I have prayed and prayed.
Please God direct my feet, Holy Spirit go before me and be my rear guard, prayers for protections over all my family and others, prayers for healing within my family and others, simply asking for help and I learned help is a hard thing to find, help isn’t freely given, you are judged and two days ago, I felt the direction of my feet being lead in little steps, I ask God to keep me on his path. The hardest thing I had to admit to myself was to verbally state “I am stuck” I am in this hole/pit and I don’t know how to get out” and as I write this, God is reminding me of a word he gave me when I first came to church!
“Reach down with the right hand of Love and pull thy brother and sister up out of the pit, for you are to love them as I have loved you!”
As believers we have to pull our brothers and sisters up without judging, showing Love, reaching down and pulling them out. Why are we not pulling our brothers and sisters out of the pit???
Just maybe sin didn’t put them in that pit, but they fell into an actual TRAP!! Get them out!!
Matthew 12:11 states:He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? or Luke 14:5
Then he asked them, “If one of you has a child or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull it out?”
Following those scriptures, I found the following words on Faith Life sermons, that read : A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out.
A SUBJECTIVE person came along and said: “I FEEL for you, down there.”
An OBJECTIVE person came along and said:” It’s logical that someone would fall, down there.”
A CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST came along: “You only THINK that you are in a pit.”
A PHARISEE said: “Only BAD people fall into a pit.”
A MATHEMATICIAN calculated HOW he fell into the pit.
A NEWS REPORTER wanted the exclusive story on his pit.
A FUNDAMENTALIST said: “You DESERVE your pit.”
CONFUCIUS said; “If you would have listened to me, you would not be in that pit.”
BUDDHA said: “Your pit is only a state of mind.”
A REALIST said: “That’s a PIT.”
A SCIENTIST calculated the pressure necessary (lbs./sq.in
.) to get him out of the pit.
A GEOLOGIST told him to appreciate the rock strata in the pit.
The COUNTY INSPECTOR asked if he had a permit to dig a pit.
The COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR came along and figured the taxes he owed on the pit.
A PROFESSOR gave him a lecture on: “The Elementary Principles of the Pit.”
A HEALTH AND WEALTH PREACHER said: “Just CONFESS that you’re not in a pit.”
An OPTIMIST said: “Things COULD be worse.”
A PESSIMIST said: “Things WILL get worse!!”
JESUS, seeing the man, reached down with the right hand of love and LIFTED HIM OUT of the pit. Hallelujah Glory to God!
Jesus had OBSERVED all who walked by the man in the pit, heard all the excuses not to help and then walked over and he pulled the man out!
Trust God! God will pull you out of the pit! The pit is not always about the person stuck in the pit, but an observation on how others chose to react to the person in the pit.
That knowledge ought to have you running the aisles at church!