Sunday, February 19, 2012
Sunday Faith Blog and Whitney Houston
God works in strange ways, doesn't he. During her service, millions of people saw the strong faith, true hope, and complete trust in Jesus she had and those who spoke still have. T D Jakes stressed that, very often in our lives, it "..only looks like (in our adversities) death has won....but it hasn't."
Whitney's bodyguard told us that he called her Bible "Raggedy" because it was so tattered from use, so marked up, so ...raggedy. He said she'd take out a blouse from her suitcase if she couldn't fit the Bible in. She was a strong believer and her life showed that even strong believers will suffer (not 'can suffer', but will suffer). It showed that even strong believers who suffer still believe in their Lord and Savior, like Whitney and all of those people at the service do.
Marvin Winans preached what every pastor should preach this Sunday, or every Sunday. He talked about how what the Devil ("Yes, I said the Devil," he interjected, because we don't hear about him too much in churches today) wants to use our circumstances against us when things go bad for us....he wants us to trust in our own abilities to make things happen and not rely on Jesus. He talked about how every life has significance and God has a purpose for us. He talked mostly about PRIORITIES....how we must prioritize and make decisions based on our faith. He said God cannot leave us if we put Him first.
He prayed at the end of his eulogy, "...We will not leave here feeling bitter or upset...God has spoken and the church says AMEN."
What a wonderful tribute to Whitney's faith and our faith. What a wonderful sermon. Let her life teach us all that God comes first, and even then we'll have problems but He'll get us through and bring us home.
Have a good Sunday. Please pray for her family.