God Can Use You 10-06-19

Good day everyone. I was talking to a friend of mine the other day who said to me – “I wish I had half the faith in God that you have”. He believes that because he has not lived a spiritual life up to this point, God can’t possibly want him to become one of his children. I explained to him what the Word of God says and he accepted Jesus right on the spot. Look at God work through a sinner. Did you catch that? Today I’m sharing some information that I came across in my reading and studying years ago. I have shared this message before with those that have been with me for a few years. Don’t let anyone steal the joy of the Lord from you. The story that I’m sharing today is enough to encourage anyone.

Today’s Prayer

Father, So many things just look impossible. Sometimes we wonder how we will make it through this trial or how will we survive or where is this problem leading? But, when we stop concentrating on the problem and look to You and Your promises, we are relieved. For we know that all things are possible through You. You are in control and will make all things work to the good for those who love You. Thank You for those promises and for the “breath of fresh air” we feel in knowing You are here with us, for us, and in us through Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ wonderful name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

A Shoe Salesman

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” ~ Matthew 19:26

Dwight L. Moody was a poorly educated, unordained, shoe salesman who felt God’s call to preach the gospel. Early one morning he and some friends gathered in a hay field for a season of prayer, confession, and consecration. His friend Henry Varley said, “The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him.” Moody was deeply moved by these words. He later went to a meeting where Charles Spurgeon was speaking. In that meeting Moody recalled the words spoken by his friend, “The world had yet to see!…with and for and through and in!…A man!” Varley meant any man! Varley didn’t say he had to be educated, or brilliant, or anything else. Just a man! Well, by the Holy Spirit in him, he’d be one of those men. Then suddenly, in that high gallery, he saw something he’d never realized before. It was not Mr. Spurgeon, after all, who was doing that work; it was God. And if God could use Mr. Spurgeon, why should He not use the rest of us, and why should we not all just lay ourselves at the Master’s feet and say to Him, “Send me! Use me!”

D.L. Moody was an ordinary man who sought to be fully and wholly committed to Christ. God did extraordinary things through this ordinary man. Moody became one of the great evangelists of modern times. He founded a Bible college, Moody Bible Institute here in Chicago, which sends out men and women trained in service for God.

Are you an ordinary man or woman in whom God wants to do extraordinary things? God desires that for every child of His. Ask Him to do extraordinary things in your life. Begin today to trust Him to accomplish great things for His Kingdom through you.

Quote of the Day

 While the Lord calls me to be wise and discerning, he reminds me often that his discernment cannot dwell in a cynical distrustful heart. With Him, there is no hidden agenda and no ulterior motive. His gifts are free for the taking but I cannot take these gifts if my hands are already full of my own weapons of self-protection. Therefore, He asks me to lay down the shields that I have forged for protection and to pick up the shield of faith in their place. He asks me to take Him at His Word.

Katherine Walden






Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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