Show 3: Have yourself committed!
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Bryan Duncan - Have Youself Committed
Ashley Cleveland - What It Takes
Bonnie Raitt - Valley of Pain
Bryan Duncan - Turnin
Fred Hammond - I Wanna Know Your Way
Hello again , I'm bryan duncan with more Radio rehab on THE ROAD TO REDEMPTION...it's kind of An "under recovery" show... Like "under construction" only For people who need to be reconstructed in the image of God. A word of caution here.... some assembly is required.
But Loose screws can be tightened and there's hope for those missing Parts
Tonights show... "Have yourself Committed"... That's right... Turn yourself in.... Make a voluntary and deliberate decision to turn your life and your will over to the care of God almighty.
You'll have Hope when you Have yourself committed...
Have yourself committed / BD
Just like you've made deliberate decisions to fix your own problems...and made em worse... Or deliberate decisions to heal your own wounds... Or avoid your own pain....so too You can make a deliberate decision to ask God to take care of those same problems instead! Will power won't cut it my friend.... It's better to find the power to become willing.... ... What it takes is a man and a woman willing... are you with me so far...
(song) What it takes/ Ashley Cleveland
Tonight we're focusing on turning our Life and our will over to the care of God... Turning your life over to Christ is a once in a life time commitment...
Turning your WILL over to him though requires a daily RE commitment ! and surrendering to God's will can be a painful experience... Sometimes down right scary... It's like letting go of the rope when you're hangin out over the abyss and you don't see any place soft to land
It takes trust in God to walk through a painful situation and not be full of anxiety...But with his support Pain is just a valley on the road to redemption that you can get through....without becoming bitter
Bonnie Raitt/ Valley of Pain
Over the back of the music: "though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me..." " indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God... who raises the dead" 2 Corinthians 1:19 "So in everything you do, put God first and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success". From Proverbs chapter 3
LIFE OUTTA STEP: I was reading the paper in a shuttle van on the way to a festival date on the east Coast a while back. Found this great story about a couple who had this 35 foot sail boat named "many blessings". They were tacking across shipping lanes in the Chesapeake Bay the previous night when the wind died just as they were crossing the path of a 700 ton freighter. The skipper of the Many Blessings went to start the engine to motor out of the way and the key broke off in the ignition. The skipper and his wife jumped overboard just before being run over by the freighter. They spent the evening floating in the channel before being rescued. Their boat floated to safety by itself, coming to rest between two empty boat docks. I'm sure there's some cool analogies to be used somewhere with this story but I just thought it was funny that a boat named the "many Blessings" got run over by a 700 ton freighter.
Maybe this story is like yours.. The skipper of your own boat...trying to avoid disaster... And now you've broken the key off in your own ignition, forced to abandon your own Many blessings...well the many blessings is still there! And you can be rescued by committing your will as well as your life over to the care of God. Don't give up on redemption either... Even when your floating in a cold dark sea... Help is on the way....
Tonight's prayer (over Turnin intro) Dear God... help me turn my will over to you, SO that you can rescue me from my own foolish decisions... So that you can be my redeemer...and bring me back from the brink...
Turnin' / Bryan D (shortened version)
(Over the back) It is my prayer to turn my will over to you, dear God .. I ask that you help me start to think less about me and MY will. Give me the wisdom and direction for my life that I've tried to find all alone. Help me overcome my hurts, hang ups and habits...and may that victory over them help others as they see your power at work in changing my life.
It is my prayer to do your will always, In Jesus name AMEN
I want to know your way...
So now you know you need to have yourself committed because you've broken the key off in the ignition of your own Many blessings. And you've ended up IN the water instead of On the water... So your will has actually put you in a life preserver, well that's as good a place as any to turn your life over along with your will to the care and rescue of God
"Have yourself committed" to the supreme Redeemer, Jesus Christ. The good news is under the will of God... You are redeemable anytime anywhere.