September 24

This week we had 13 men from Teen Challenge come and share with us through music and testimony.  And there were several thoughts I got from them that I want us to ponder some more on in this next week.  One young man said, “Don’t bite at the bait of pleasure, until you know there’s no hook beneath it.”  Many times the pleasure that the world provides have hidden hooks.  But the pleasure we find in God is hookless.  He also said, “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of no where, but sometimes in the middle of no where you find yourself.”   Often times we can only find God when we are at our lowest.  But God can take us at our lowest and raise us up to live with him in the highest.  “A Pessimist sees a difficulty in every opportunity but a Optimist sees an opportunity in every difficulty.”  I hope these words will resonate with you this week.