Friday, May 12, 2006

Avoid Tragedy on Prom Night

Good morning, Happy Souls!

Bill Keller wrote a devotional today that I
recommend to you. He has given me permission to
copy his e-mails, and I'm sure he would be happy if
you would share this with people you know as well.

Do you remember your Prom night? If you are like me,
you had friends who were drunk, drove drunk, used drugs,
engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior . . . and that
was just early in the evening. It got worse later on.

Be sure you alert young people to the important moral and
physical dangers of Prom night!

Please read on.


(James 4:14, Matthew 7:24-27)

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***A MUST READ FOR YOUNG ADULTS! We are coming up on the
time of year when most schools will be holding their Proms.
This is a wonderful time in the life of a young adult.
Sadly, every year I receive emails about young men and
women who lost their lives or had them dramatically
altered because of poor decisions they made on what should
have been a special night in their life. Please read this
powerful Devotional today and forward it to every young
man and woman you know who will be attending a Prom in the
coming weeks.

Let me give you young adults a word of wise counsel. Have
a GREAT time at your Prom. Enjoy this special event in
your life. However, never forget that you are a son or
daughter of the Lord Jesus Christ. You are the "light of
this world," the "salt of the earth." As a child of God,
you are the HEAD, not the tail! We are called to live UP
to the standards of God, not DOWN to the standards of this
world. SET AN EXAMPLE at your prom!

You can have a great time without drinking, without doing
drugs, without engaging in sex. You have your entire life
ahead of you, don't listen to the lies of satan. Never
forget, Jesus told us his goal in John chapter 10, and that
is to KILL, STEAL, and DESTROY...YOU! I will be praying
for you on this special occasion in your life. Make Jesus
proud of you, He is watching!

Your life can change in a spilt second. One of the things
that I dread most are the emails I receive daily of
tragedy striking people's lives. Never a day goes by that
I don't get many emails from people who have recently
experienced life-changing events. Situations that took
the life that they were living, and turned it upside down.
People write me daily how they came home and their husband
or wife decided they wanted a divorce. I get many from
people who have been involved in automobile accidents
where they, or a loved one, was injured in some way. Some
tell me how a spouse, child, or family member died without
any warning.

There have been numerous emails of people losing all of
their money in the stock market or some business venture.
Never a day goes by that I don't get people emailing me
for prayer because they have lost their job. There are
always some emails that tell of a visit to the doctor and
a report of a serious illness. For all these people and
those like them, they were just living their life, and in
a spilt second, their world was turned upside down.

The key lesson that I want you to take away today is that
we should NEVER take for granted what we have. All that
we have is a gift from God. We must realize that
anything we have in this life is temporary. The people
that are in our lives, the places that we live, the jobs
that we do, the resources that we have....are all
temporary. They can change in a moment's notice. One
dear brother and sister in England that have been part of
Liveprayer since day one operate a large farm. Last year
they watched 70 years of hard work by their family
destroyed overnight by the terrible problem they had in
that country with diseased animals.

In one day, one minute, one second, our life can be
dramatically changed. The uncertainty of life is all the
more reason why we need to cling to our daily walk with
Christ. Our time with Him in prayer, in the Word, just
fellowshipping, helps us to keep our focus on the big
picture so that no matter how the winds of life may blow,
we are anchored to the Rock.

I do not mean to scare you today, or try to intimidate you
in any way into getting more serious about your walk with
Jesus. I am simply trying to point out that so often we
get comfortable in our life. We begin to take the
blessings of God for granted. We get apathetic about the
things that go on around us. In that process, we let our
guard down and forget how dependent upon the Lord that we
really are. We forget that without Him, "we can do
nothing!!!" We lose sight of the fact that He, not we, are
in control of the things that go on around us.

The storms of life can come at any moment and without
warning. It is imperative that we always be prepared.
Not in a paranoid sense of waiting for bad things to
happen, but prepared spiritually knowing that no matter
what happens, God is still on the throne. He is always
in total control. He allows the things that happen to us
to happen. The logical question is why? The only
legitimate answer is nobody knows but God. It is in
those times that our faith must become real. We must
trust Him that no matter what. He has His plan and
purpose at work, and it is our job to exercise our faith
and trust in Him at all times.

For those of you today that have had major, life-
changing experiences recently, let me encourage you.
The same God who has walked with you in the past, is the
same God who will walk with you today. The same God who
has delivered you from trouble before, is the same God
who will deliver you from trouble today.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever!
Now is the time to press into Him. Get closer to the
Lord than ever before. He is our only refuge in times of
trouble. His promises are true, and He will not leave
you nor forsake you. His love is real and unconditional.
I will be praying today for you to open your heart and
receive all He has for you this day as you walk through
the valley and up onto the mountaintop.

I love you, and care about you very much. It hurts me so
much to read of the pain and heartache in so many lives
each day. But Jesus warned His disciples just hours
before going to the cross that in this world they would
have tribulation. He then encouraged them by telling
them to "be of good cheer, for I have overcome this
world." Amen! What a promise!

That means no matter what you are facing in your life
today, Christ has overcome that circumstance or situation.
He has already won the victory. You can't lose no matter
what it may look like if you are with Jesus. He will
ALWAYS have the final word in every situation. Our lives
can change in a split second, but our God NEVER CHANGES!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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May God bless you as you learn from this message!

Donald W. Mitchell, Your Dream Concierge

Copyright 2006 Donald W. Mitchell


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