Sunday, Aug. 18 was Youth Sunday at New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia. Pastor Louis R. Blakey, Jr. preached addressing most of his sermon to the youth.
He began his sermon by saying everyone makes choices. The sum total of our lives is based on choices. When it comes to choices, Jesus says three things we should do: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
When some people have to make choices, they flip a coin. When others have to make a choice, they rely on what's in a fortune cookie. Still others say, "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe."
However, we don't have to make wise choices according to these three methods.
Pastor Blakey advised the congregation to have the wisdom to make the right choice. He said that people are more likely to make bad choices when they are under stress. Therefore, he cautioned his listeners not to make decisions when they are under stress.
He concluded his sermon by encouraging everyone to ask for answers when they don't know what to do; to seek by looking in the Bible, and to knock by praying to God who knows all the answers.
When you do what Jesus says, you won't have to flip a coin, look in a fortune cookie, or say, "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe" for your answers. You can do what Jesus says by asking, seeking, and knocking.