Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Who Qualfies?


 My power works best in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9, NLT)

Do you ever feel that God can't use you because you aren't qualified? Many of us feel the same way. In fact, there were very few men or women in the Bible who were used of God who didn't have a personal struggle or challenge of one kind or another. Moses and Mary weren't the only ones who didn't feel qualified for the work God was calling them to do!

Someone has pointed out that "Moses stuttered. John Mark was rejected by Paul.  Hosea's wife was a prostitute. Jacob lied. David had an affair. Abraham and Sarah were too old. David was too young. Peter was impulsive. John had a temper. Naomi was a widow. Paul was a murderer, as was Moses. Jonah ran from God. Gideon and Thomas both doubted. Jeremiah was depressed. Elijah was burned out. Martha worried too much. Matthew was a despised tax-gatherer. Noah had a drinking problem."

We are in good company.  

Let go and get the job done.

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Monday, August 29, 2016


 Years ago a certain Mr. Darby, a wealthy insurance broker, was caught up with gold fever and headed out to Colorado.  He did some prospecting and discovered a very rich vein of gold in the Rockies. He returned to his home on the East Coast and convinced all his friends to invest their money in a mining venture.  They formed a corporation, bought a great deal of equipment, and mined this very wealthy vein of gold ore in Colorado.

 About the time that corporation paid off all its debts, the vein of gold ran out.  The investors kept digging until they ran themselves into debt again. Finally, one day,  a discouraged Mr Darby ordered an end to the excavation.  He closed the mine, went into Denver, and sold the mine and equipment to a junk dealer for a few hundred dollars.  

Mr Darby headed home.
 The junk dealer hired a geologist to study the mine and the area.  The geologist came back with a report:  “If you dig three feet past the point where Mr Darby quit, you’ll find the same vein of gold.”.  The junk dealer became the wealthiest mine owner in the state of Colorado.  Just three more feet!.  

I wonder how many times we too, stop three feet short of victory?
 Maybe you been praying for someone in your family for many years and there seems no change.  You are questioning whether your prayers are having any effect.  You know it is God’s will for men and women to be saved.  You know that He has promised that if we ask anything according to His will He will grant it.  But the long delayed response is causing you moments of doubt.

Don’t be discouraged, don’t be dismayed, don’t be disheartened.  God has said it so it is as good as done so keep persisting.

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