Good morning! Happy Friday to you all! Spend time this weekend thinking of ways that you can help minister to someone’s life.
Thought for the Day: God is using you
John 9:1-3 (New King James Version)
1 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.
There are some things that may happen in your life that will cause people to look at you and wonder what in the world did you do to deserve this suffering or what sin did you commit for this to happen to you. And like the blind man you may have done nothing and your parents may have done nothing. You could be going through for the expressed purpose of the works of the Lord to be revealed through you. (Hallelujah!)
You may be struggling in an abusive relationship-not because you deserve it but because Jesus is about to work some things out through your life for someone else. There is a young woman who is thinking about giving up on life but when she sees how God pulled you through your situation she will gain hope. You are struggling with health problems; cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic asthma not because God wants to torture you but when He brings you out of that someone will chose to fight another day. You may have some form of disability no fault of your own or your parents but God is using you for the specific purpose to show others that even with your limitation you are not limited. He wants to show someone who has an able body to stop complaining and be grateful and work towards their purpose.
You may be struggling financially, lost your car, lost your home, lost your insurance, robbing Peter to pay Paul, not because God is punishing you but because he wants to show that brother or sister who is mad at the world that you can still rejoice in the Lord during tough times. Or you may just be in your Job season and we all know what happened to Job. He lost everything and everyone no fault of his own, but in the end God revealed a mighty work in him and everything that Job lost was restored plus some.
You have lived for Christ and are pressing towards the mark. You are faithful in your studies, your tithe, and your devotional time. Stop letting people tell you that you are struggling because you sinned all of those years ago.
Sometimes your struggles are so that Gods work can be revealed through you. Give God some praise for selecting you to go through.
I pray that you have a blessed weekend.
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis
Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.
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