Yesterday at The Landing the sermon was called The Gospel According to the Wizard of Oz. I would assume that some folks came into the service, got their handout and thought: "what in the world does the Wizard of Oz have to do with God and our faith?" Others that have been around me for any period of time probably chuckled and said to themselves..."here he goes again!" It's true that when it comes to thinking about God I may veer off the beaten path once in a while. Interestingly enough as I get older I start to look for God in everything. I see Him in nature of course and in the way that my days seem to be "orchestrated". But I also seem Him in the creativity of others and signs that I pass and stories that I read shared from the heart. God is all around us and if you and I could look around, we may see some things that we never noticed before.
Consider this...if He cannot speak to you in conventional ways He may choose to try another approach. Why? Because His desire is to communicate with you and to have a relationship. In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy lost her way. She found herself in a land more her size and she was the one that everyone looked up to for counsel. It did not take her very long to realize that she was not in Kansas anymore. And it didn't take long for her to want to go home. Finding our way back home, to the place that God is waiting for us, is part of the wonderful journey of walking out your faith. Granted, we probably do not have a yellow brick road! And we certainly should not be off to see the wizard!
Right now is the best time to find your way back to God...to fall into His arms and follow His plans for your life. Dorothy had the power to go home ALL the time. It was in her ruby slippers. You and I have the power to and it is in our words. Confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead and YOU WILL be saved! That's even easier that tapping your heels together three times!
Let the Lord speak to you. Be aware of where you are and start right where you are at. Look around!
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