Harvey was fourteen and an orphan.
I recently watched a movie about Harvey. He was on a ship and thought he could do as he pleased. He soon discovered he wasn't going to have his way on this ship.
At the beginning of the movie, he played a prank by pretending to push a man named Incan overboard. He made most of the men on the ship think it was true. They soon discovered it was a joke. The captain warned Harvey that if he did it again, he'd be locked in his cabin. The captain's son tried befriending him but found it was hard to do. The captain's son told Harvey he'd have no friends if he didn't change. Harvey only cared about himself.
Harvey once found himself in a pleasure room where he got high from secondhand smoke. He choked and jumped into the ocean. He was forced to swim to a small boat which the crew used to rescue him.
After being in the school of hard knocks, Harvey learned the value of hard work and how to respect and obey authority, even saying “Yes, Sir” and “No, Sir” and “Yes, Ma'am” and “No, Ma'am.”
Once he had proved to the captain that he was trustworthy and respectful, Harvey was called by name by the captain and trusted with his own boat. Not long after, a storm arose. Harvey's boat capsized. His new friend, along with others, rescued him, but his friend died in the process.
Jesus died so God could be our Father and Jesus could live in us to teach us not to want our own way all the time, but to die daily. At times, we all want our way, but we need to do as Paul said: die daily. We can either have our way or Yahweh’s. Not both.
Choose to make Jesus Lord of your life every day. Not your way, but Yahweh.
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