Dr. Sherman Watkins

From the desk of Dr. Watkins…….

Praise the Lord everybody! God is a good God and we bless Him for just another day!

Be Blessed,
Dr. Sherman S. Watkins

“DON’T LET THE SYMPTOMS SNATCH YOUR FAITH.”

A “Symptom” is “a physical or mental feature indicating a condition of disease that is sometimes apparent to the patient. It’s a sign of the existence of something, especially of an undesirable situation. When we look at the condition of the world, it’s easy to get caught up in appearances, even disappointments, based on current events: things that we know with certainty still exist, yet it angers us when they are blatantly thrown in our face without regard to anyone that is directly affected. God in His infinite wisdom makes us aware that there is nothing new under the sun. He can’t be surprised by man’s actions because He knows all things. In this flesh we sometimes take issue with inequality and unfairness, but the goal of the enemy is to take the madness of the world and connect it to our relationship with God. His efforts aren’t to destroy this flesh……he wants to destroy our spirit……our connection with God and ultimately our FAITH! We have to be wise enough to see what the devil is trying to do and elevate ourselves to a new level where his efforts can’t affect us. Our Faith is vitally important to our relationship with God. Hebrews 11:6 says, “For without faith it is impossible to please God. These trivial things that we go through down here on earth are only SYMPTOMS, not a diagnosis. The symptoms come and go, BUT they’re not effective enough to destroy our faith. Regardless of what the enemy plans, God is going to protect His people, regardless of race or creed!  There is neither male nor female in God…WE’RE ALL CREATED EQUAL!! Let the haters hate; that’s what they do, but DON’T LET THE SYMPTOMS SNATCH YOUR FAITH!

Faith is the assurance of the Believer è I will survive as long as I have God! I’m already a winner in Christ Jesus. “I can do ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST which strengthens me.”  We have to be like the Apostle Paul and “THINK MYSELF HAPPY!”  We can’t always control what comes our way, but we can control how we handle it. We’re responsible for how we conduct ourselves in the heat of the battle, how we handle the issues that life throws at us. The love of God goes BEYOND the ignorance of this world. There are no circumstances that can prevent God from loving us, regardless. John 3:16 says, “For God SO LOVED the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but shall have everlasting life.”   God’s love has no race barriers that would prevent Him from loving us regardless of who we are!  It’s such a blessing to know that God loves us unconditionally. It’s not that we deserve it, or that we’ve earned it: God just LOVES US. The essence of the character of God is LOVE!  All throughout the Bible it reassures the Believer that God loves us. It is because God loves the way He loves that He encourages us to walk by Faith and not by sight. Sometimes we can’t see our way clear but STILL we believe God. It’s easy to throw in the towel when the way gets foggy, but God’s love won’t allow us to give in that easily. There are days when we tell ourselves, “No not today, I’m tired and the way is too hard.” But THE WORD OF GOD begins to saturate our spirit and lifts up a standard against every demonic attack of discouragement. And where we would have thrown in the towel, our spirt gets uplifted, and we can’t even explain when the change took place. (1) That’s Faith and the Love of God working together for our good. (2) That’s God carrying us when we’re too weak to walk.  (3) THAT’S THE ULTIMATE SIGN OF REAL LOVE!!!

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