Despite What You See…Be Of Good Cheer! by Gene McGuire December 8, 2011
December 8, 2011
”In the world you will have tribulations, but be of good cheer, I [Jesus] have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
COMMENT: What do you think the following 5 well-known gentlemen have in common?:(1)George W. Bush, (2) Steve Martin, (3) Samuel L. Jackson, (4) Trent Lott and (5) Jimmy Stewart. Surprise! Surprise! They were all cheerleaders in college.(The Washington Times, Feb. 20, 2009) Well, I am thrilled to be included among such a distinguished group. You see, I also was a cheerleader in college; in fact, I was the squad leader at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in the mid 1950′s. Well don’t you dare feel left out, if you are a Christian, you can and should be a cheerleader. As you know, when the Lord speaks to people in the Scriptures, He is also speaking to us. In Matthew 9:2 Jesus told the paralytic man: “Son be of good cheer your sins are forgiven you. In another episode, Jesus’ disciples were frightened when they saw him walking on water. Immediately He said “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid. (Matthew 14:27) In a conversation with Paul, even though there was a plot to kill him, our Lord reassured him to “Be of good cheer, Paul for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome.” (Acts 23:11) So you see, Jesus want all of us to be CHEERLEADERS. PASS IT ON!!!!!
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Proverbs 15:13, Mark 6:50 and 2 Cor. 9:7
WISE SAYING: GOD CAN ONLY GIVE US WHAT WE’RE WILLING TO BELIEVE OF WHAT HE SAYS IN HIS WORD.