COLUMN: Direction comes from the Lord

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By C.L. Glasscock

One day I was not doing much, so I decided, well, I will write an article. I chose a topic and started to write and after a while I saw that I could not put one together. I had wadded up two and thrown them away before I really realized that something was wrong.
I was trying to write on my own strength instead of Jesus’ strength. When I read those articles they sounded awful.
Sometimes we as Christians want Jesus in our life when we have nothing else very important to do. But I think we all know that Jesus wants the first and the best from us.
Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.”
Jesus has taught me so much about my life. The best thing he taught me was that he knows more about me than I know about myself. I did not know I could write, preach or do things I now do at the age of 82.
I have learned that if I put my trust in Jesus, he is always there to lend a helping hand and he never stops amazing me. I go to town and people come up to me and say, “I read your article every week and that is telling it like it is.”
One person said, “I read your article last week and it was great. I bet it took a lot of research to put that together.” I did not tell him that it took a little longer than an hour. People may think I am bragging and if they do, they are right because I am bragging on Jesus, who is the Lord of my life.
One day someone told me that I should take a course at a seminary, but if I did I could not concentrate on it and probably would flunk it. I believe the greatest course anyone can take is down on your knees and no one present except you and Jesus. If you have tried this you know what I am talking about. If you have not, try it and if you love Jesus you will like it and will get a lot closer to him.