When we become Christians an amazing thing happens that we need to take advantage of. The Holy Spirit becomes part of us, and from the instant of our conversion, we are no longer alone.
“Here I come to save the day! That means that Mighty Mouse is on the way!”
For those of you not familiar with Mighty Mouse here is his theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsPa8QgGGkc
There are a lot of Jesus teachings in the Mighty Mouse theme song. I do not intend to demean Jesus by comparing him to Mighty Mouse, but the theme song has so many Biblical parallels.
Shall we take a look?
Mr. Trouble never hangs around when he hears this mighty sound. “Here I come to save the day.”
Jesus conquered death. He is greater than Satan. If we are willing to submit to Him He will be there for us. We are told in 1 Peter 5:6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
I didn’t know if my resume’ was a bridge or a roadblock. I sat on one side of the table. He sat on the other. It separated us or united us. I couldn’t tell. His smile gave me no hint.
“So, why don’t you tell me why you should be part of our organization?”
“Well,” glancing down at my resume’ then back up at him “I’ve detailed my accomplishments.”
I forced a grin. He just smiled back.
Yes, fellow Christian, just sit back and relax. God is in control.
You want to end a conversation about the chaos in the world today? Utter these soothing words, “God is in control.”
Case closed. Go on to the next subject. Crab grass. Vacation. Car shopping. Whatever.
Then sit back and do absolutely nothing.
It takes from 8 to 10 hours to travel the 50 mile passage that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Was it worth the price?
It was first thought of in the 1500s by King Charles I of Spain. Actual construction did not begin until 1880 by France. Faced with mudslides, malaria, and yellow fever, it was abandoned in 1888. American president Theodore Roosevelt purchased the French assets in 1902. Construction by the Americans began in 1904.
“Be patient. God’s not finished with me yet.”
That’s right. God began changing you. It probably began with a change in your habits. He prompted you to change your attitudes about people. He made you aware of needs in others that you may not have even noticed.
When did this change begin?
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. – 2 Corinthians 5:17
At the moment you asked Jesus to forgive your sins and come into your life you became a new creation. When I did that, although I sensed something different, I did not feel like a completely new creation. Why not?
“Jones!” The coach’s voice echoed in the empty hallway. “Going somewhere?”
“Yeah, I’m heading home.”
“Did you forget? We have practice today.”
“I won’t be there.”
The coach quickly walked up and got about two inches from Jones’s face. “Excuse me. Why not?”