Greetings brothers and sisters. This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series where we seek to
explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years, the heavenly
Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them with you. This
morning we seek to understand the meaning of whether the Lord will make a way.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
Will the Lord Make A Way?
"Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And not one of them fall on the ground without
your Father's Knowledge. The very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not
therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows." Matthew, Chapter 10, Verses 29 and
The Father has made a way for us to find Him through his Son, Jesus. Absolutely nothing can
stand in the way of the faith motivated soul to find the Father through the Son and become
like Him in the process. When "one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my
brother, that he divide the inheritance with me, and Jesus said unto him, man, who made me
a judge or divider over you? And Jesus further said unto them, take heed, and beware of
covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he
possesseth?" Jesus gives eternal life.
And yet, we ask, "The Lord has made a way for the lightening, will He make a way for me?"
Usually when we raise such a question, we have a material problem rather than a spiritual
one. We wonder if the laws of cause and effect contain a solution that is favorable to our
materialistic striving and goals. We fear we may lose our precious material possessions. It
is the specter of defeat that drives us to our knees in search of divine help. And Jesus always
responds by saying, "man, what do I have to do with that? I offer you eternal life, joy and
righteousness in the spirit." But often we are dull of hearing and dim of sight and therefore
do not hear the words of love, patience, mercy, and forgiveness. Neither do we see the
beautiful spiritual character of Jesus that is offered to us.
Sometimes when seeking the Father's will, we deceives ourselves. In our minds we say "not
my will but your will be done," while in our hearts we say "my will be done," steadfastly
continuing to supremely pursue selfish and materialistic goals. Sometimes it is very difficult
for us to understand that there is a vast difference between our will and the Father's will. We
are like the rich man that feasts at a lavish meal, throwing scraps to the dogs. Because the
dogs are satisfied with the scraps, we likewise assume the Father will be satisfied with the
scraps of our will. But such a case is not true, for the Father requires all of our human will
or none. There cannot be divided loyalties when it comes to doing the Father will.
Sometimes we are slow to recognize our spiritual impoverishment. We naturally and
unconsciously incorporate our religious urges into more acceptable urges that we can live
with. We try to take a living spiritual experience of truth and reduce it to a nice stack of facts
so that our minds can manipulate those facts in such a way that they will not disturb our way
of living and thinking too much. In this way, we try to submit the Father's will to our will.
But the religion of living truth requires the constant recognition of new meanings from old
ones and the recognition of new values from former ones. And after these new meanings and
new values are recognized, the religion of living truth requires the whole-hearted pursuit of
them, even as they are shared with others, for this is the cycle of spiritual growth. This
constant yielding of new meanings and new values to our brothers and sisters effectively
prepares the way for the reception of new meanings of truth, beauty, and goodness.
It is useless and wasteful for us to ask the Father for more when we have not used that which
he already has given us. The Father is never wasteful and gives us only what is useful. There
is simply no way that we can go forward in grace until we are willing to let go of the anchor
of material cares and selfish ambitions. We may race the airplane motor of prayer at very
high revolutions, but we will remain on the ground of evil until we release the brake of
darkness. Then we can glide effortlessly on the currents of faith and experience the liberating
freedom of the flight of ideals that the Father of light so lovingly supplies.
This concludes today's message on whether the Lord will make a way. We hope you find
something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day. Until next
time, this is Dr. James Perry.