Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #98. Today we are reading chapter 43 of the novel “…And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop II” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
“Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” – Proverbs 27:1
Kirby Rollins’ cellphone rang.
“Hey, Sandy, what’s up? Have you thought about what I asked you as far as going off to college?”
“Yes. I mentioned it to Aunt Mitzie. She’s more than willing to keep the baby while I’m away at school. In fact, she says the change might do me good.”
Kirby asked, “I’m thinking out of the city or even out of state, and don’t worry, I’ll send money directly to you to take care of your housing. You can get a job if you want. Let me know how you really feel about this.”
“Well, I’d rather stay here close to you, but I do need to get away from home. From this lie that I’m living before people I love,” Sandy said.
“Don’t see it as a lie; see it as helping to protect the man of God and taking care of his needs,” Kirby said.
“Yeah, right,” Sandy chuckled. “Seriously, though, I wish it was that easy. I told my family that I got pregnant from a date rape. Except for Uncle Cam, they all still believe that. Aunt Mitzie keeps asking me, ‘who is it?’, and why I won’t tell them so they can at least get the man to pay child support. She’s always saying, ‘I never saw you going out with any boy. Ya’ll must have been mighty secret about your relationship.’”
“So as far as you know, your uncle Cam has not said anything to her?” Kirby asked.
“As far as I know,” Sandy said, then added with a chuckle, “Money does talk.”
“I really appreciate you keeping quiet about us and taking all of that for the sake of our relationship. Be patient and you’ll be rewarded,” Kirby said.
“With my being gone for long periods of time in college, who will take care of your needs?” Sandy asked.
“I’ll just have to wait until I see you. But that can be easily arranged,” Kirby assured her. “It will be a sacrifice, but it will be worth it when we are together.”
“Four years just seems like a long time.”
“Trust me, it will go by faster than you think,” Kirby said.
“Also, like I said before, Solomon is looking more and more like you and I’m afraid people are going to notice and begin putting two and two together. I mean, people aren’t stupid,” Sandy said.
“Where’s your faith?” Kirby asked.
“It’s faltering right now. Plus, how can I trust God to fix something when I’m living a lie?”
That Wednesday Kirby asked Jonathan to lead mid-week Bible study at Ninth Street. Jonathan drew his text from Luke 12:2-3.
“If I should give a title to this mini sermon, I would title it: Walk the Talk. Folks, one of the reasons we are not enjoying the Christian life as we should is because we are not walking the talk. We do not have the peace that God promised us because we are not walking the talk. We say we are Christians but our behaviour is questionable.
“The unsaved are watching us and they wonder just what kind of a God do we serve. They see us lie and steal and cheat on the job and they wonder what God do we serve. How many of you turn up late or leave early or take longer lunch breaks than you should, yet you put in that you did 40-hours of work at the end of the week? We need to stop living a lie before the world, folks.
“Let me help you some more. Some of you married people have a girlfriend or a boyfriend on the side that nobody knows about. Your walk does not fit your talk.
“Some of you are not tithing: you’re robbing God of what is His. Your walk does not reflect your talk.
“Some of you husbands are mean to your wives, always snapping at her and finding fault with everything she does. You stay angry with her. Your walk does not fit your talk.
“And some of you wives are just as mean and rebellious to your husbands. Your walk does not fit your talk.
“You believe no one knows, no one see the evil you are doing. But our text says: ‘For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.’ It goes on to say that the lies you have spoken, the hypocritical life you are living will be revealed – ‘Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.’
“The Bible says we shall all give an account of everything we do. Look at your account right now – does it reflect a Godly lifestyle?”
Kirby sat stiffly on the front row as Jonathan led the congregation in a closing prayer. It took everything within him to say “Amen.”
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Now, dear listener, please know that God—the divine Author of all things—wants to write a great story with your life as well. But first you must give Him the pen by trusting Him with the life He gave you and surrendering your heart to Jesus Christ as Savior. Here is how:
1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
May God bless you until next time.