The world may say that there are many reasons why God wouldn’t want to use you or me, but don’t worry… Moses stuttered, David was too young, Mark was rejected by Paul, Hosea’s wife was a prostitute, Amos was a tree pruner, Solomon was too rich, Abraham was old, Timothy had ulcers, Peter made mistakes, John and James were self-righteous, Naomi was a widow, Paul and Moses were murderers, Jonah ran from God, Miriam gossiped about her brother Moses, Gideon and Thomas were full of doubt, Jeremiah was depressed, John the Baptist was too loud, Martha was a worrywart, Samson had long hair, Moses had a short fuse. Think of Paul and Peter too, and lots of other folks…
The devil says, “You are not worthy.” Jesus says, “So what if you aren’t, I am.” Satan looks back and sees our mistakes; God looks back and sees the cross. God doesn’t calculate what you did in the past. There’s no record. You’re forgiven. Sure, there are a lot of reasons why God shouldn’t want us. But if we are utterly in love with Him and He with us, if we hunger for him more than our next breath, He will use us in spite of who we are or what we look like. Thank God.
Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (KJV). This is an oft-quoted verse. It tells us that we are on a path, going somewhere with a purpose in mind. It tells us we are walking with a vision towards a goal. It tells us that we are moving on a journey in the will of God. When we are willing to take action, then the Holy Spirit will light our way with the word of God.
Pastor George Belobaba
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