– It could only be God!
In Reply To
I have just finished my last CD and lesson on "Jesus the One and Only" by Beth Moore. Reflecting back at the past two to three weeks, it's been a struggle to read, hear and feel with my heart what Jesus went through for me and for everyone else. The beatings he suffered.....Why so brutal ? Not too much to share uplifting about what Jesus paid for our lives. As I struggled to pick up my book and read through another days devotional and more horrible actions against our Savior, it leaves us with the promise of God's Spirit in our soul if we are willing to ask for it. When Jesus appeared to the Disciples after his resurrection he tells them: Luke 24: 44: He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you. Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms." 45: Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
2 Corinthians 4-7-9: 7: But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8: We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9: persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
The knowledge and the power in our lives comes from the one an only, God! Just remember when you start to doubt your worth to God on simple task such as praying out loud in Sunday School, leading Children church one Sunday morning or doing something bigger as stepping up to give your testimony to the youth or church, God hides his treasures in ordinary vessels to show that the powers are his, not ours. Believe in him and trust in him!
This is the message I just got from Jon:
I gave my testimony today in a village church in North Siberia. The Russians we are with said it is as far north as you can drive here. We had a great sermon from Tommy and then we went walking around the village talking to the people that didn't attend the service. After that we went back to the church and had a communion service with Rick preaching on the Last Supper to them. We just got back about an hour ago and ate dinner. While we were sitting there eating, the Russians that were with us told us about 10 people that were in that village gave their lives to Christ today just because we showed up there. Not because of anything we said or did while we were there, just for showing that we cared enough to show up. Then after we ate I came up to our room and read your post for Graceless.......I started crying so hard that I could hardly read it to Matthew and Travis. I told them there is no way that anyone can argue with me that there is no God when the same day that I give my testimony in Russia that you post on your blog about how God hides His treasures in ordinary vessels.... I LOVE U so much that I cannot even tell u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wrote @ 12:23 am
just wanted to share something very special that happen to Jon on his trip that has GOD written all over it! Jon, Matthew & Travis are 12 hours ahead of us. I wrote the post that is posted below last night around 12 hours ago. So in order to fully understand what could only be explain by God using ordinary people to spread a simple message to others that meant everything to one person please read this fully. I'm sorry this is so lengthy but it truly is a blessing and I don't think Jon will mind me sharing with my sisters in Christ: