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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

You just don't know ......but start seeing yourself the way God sees you


 
Good morning friends,
Today is another beautiful day, glory be to God!
I just want to encourage you this morning that you must not be discouraged by small beginning. Please don’t sell yourself short, don't look in the mirror, don't look at your stature, your abilities, or your situation in life because you might be discourage by what you see, just look at Jesus. I want you to know that God can use you to change the world.  Maybe he will raise you up to testify of Him in your community, at work, in your school or maybe He will use you in silence.
It is easy for the unbeliever to conclude that a little mustard seed wouldn't be able to accomplish anything.  But they would be wrong.  Even as believer, sometimes, it is easy to think that the little seeds that we plant aren't going to do anything . . . but we are discounting the Lord’s power and His miracle.

 

Perhaps you never heard of Neeman’s wife little maid(servant) in the bible, check 2 King 5:1-9 — 2) Now the Arameans had gone out in bands, and had taken captive a little girl from the land of Israel; and she waited on Naaman’s wife. 3) And she said to her mistress, “I wish that my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his leprosy.”
Here we see how the Lord always has people that will deliver His Word. When there is a person whose heart has been prepared, God always has his word. In the above story, God’s messengers begin with a little captive slave girl. In fact, by His incomparable grace, God worked through the unrighteous deeds of Naaman’s own army to bring this little slave girl into his own home to be the instrument of God’s Love.
But what kind of people does God use? He uses those who are available — those who know and love the Lord. Here was a small girl, humble, obedient, and insignificant to men, living under terrible conditions (Servitude). She was a girl using the problems of life as opportunities to witness for God.
Though small, weak, and insignificant, this little girl knew the all-powerful and sovereign Lord of the universe with whom there was healing. She was willing to point others to the most significant Being of the universe, JEHOVA RAPHA, who alone could cure Naaman’s disease.
Why do you suppose Naaman listened to her slave? After all what could a slave know? May I suggest that he listened because perhaps her life spoke volumes!
I wouldn't be surprised if there was someone here today on this social media who thinks that they are so insignificant, or so small, or so weak, just like that slave girl and thought that God would never notice, care about, or use.  The good news is God does see you, God loves you and Christ died for you.


You may think that the small class you teach in your local community isn't worth your time because it seem the kids are not listening.
You may think that your pounds in the offering bag can't do much.
You may believe that your visits to your sick friend in the hospital isn't accomplishing anything for Jesus.
You may think that quiet prayer can’t move a mountain.
You may think that your speech wouldn't convince anyone of the truth about God.
You may think that that small boy you taught how to write and read does not mean anything.
You may think that your simple gift is not a big deal.
You may think that your incomplete knowledge of the things of God disqualifies you to share with others.
You may think that your faithful witness is falling on deaf ears.
But you don't know what God is doing with that act of obedient of yours or going to do through your faithfulness!  You don't know how many people are going to be set free simply because you were faithful in the little things of life.  You don't know who is reading, watching or listening.  You don't know what God is doing through the seed you plant.
It’s time to stop thinking of ourselves as "just one person" the bible say you are a nation…..  Think of all the times God used one person to change the world.

 

In conclusion, you are not like that (insignificant), you are a chosen generation, a royal priests, a holy nation, God's very own possession. You were chosen to tell about the excellent qualities of God, who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
Start seeing yourself the way God sees you!  God bless!

 

 

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