God: specializes in doing the impossible….
1 Timothy 1:12-14 (KJV) “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus”.
Many of us because of our checkered pass walk around with the concept that we aren’t worthy to be used of God in any way that is valuable to the body of Christ; yet I believe I remember someone declaring that they would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of His God than dwell in the tents of the wicked (Psalm 84:10).
Gone are the days of such stellar declarations as at times it appears that the humble and the meek have gone flying south in the body of Christ; however, as we look at the lifestyle of this man of God who made it a habit to seek out those called by Christ for persecution, he got more than He asked for when he was inducted into the body and not as any ordinary Joe, but with a ton load of responsible and persecution as well.
Jesus blessed Him with mercy, full and free, to accomplish work on His behalf according to the saving of souls and the ministering of those who were outside of the body of Christ. Winning a soul is agreement with heaven and causes the angels to rejoice. This job was not too shabby when you look at the results, yet it was granted to this man who was anti-Christ for a period.
Beloved, look beyond who you were as you consider taking up your cross and following this man from Galilee. When He tells you that your sins have been cast to the bottom of the ocean, believe Him for His words if you can’t believe for the grace afforded you and your thoughts that no one can appreciate you “after”. We all have our “afters” that we are dealing with, but God has a ton load of grace to cover it all.
You might be thinking you can’t, but I am here to tell you that you can and is able to do so abundantly by God’s grace. Just do it, beloved.
New Trivia: They moaned the lack of their little sister’s lack of mammary development; who is it; where is it found?