I was listening to this sermon (same title as this blog post) while I was getting ready this morning and it ministered to me SO much! It’s follow up is called What God Can Do With What You’ve Got and it speaks so directly to what’s going on in my life right now…
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. ~Ephesians 2:10
We’ve all been called for a purpose in life. Nothing we do is an accident when we submit everything we do unto Him. Just yesterday, although I’ve felt God telling me to not talk to single guys so much (even if we’re just friends) until I’m done with my appointed time in the desert- I felt the need to talk to one of my guy friends. During that talk I felt SO strongly that God has called him to be the spark of a campus revival and I honestly don’t know for sure if he’ll step up to the plate and do it- but I truly hope and pray that he’ll step out in faith and give God what little he has and watch God give the increase. I believe it might be as simple as just starting to ask everyone who comes by his desk to come to church with him. He doesn’t have to push or demand, just ask and see how God will move 🙂
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick… ~James 5:15
The other day I remembered my first miracle- when I was in elementary school, I was going door knocking with two other people (much older than me) for a district event to invite people to a special service we were holding that day. As we were walking, one girl kept complaining of how her shoulder was hurting. I got SO annoyed that I just whispered “In Jesus name!!” and she turned around and looked at me said “what did you do?” I told her I prayed and she got so excited because she was instantaneously better! Even shoulder pains and the annoyed prayer of a child with complete faith can be used of God. Pray and believe that He can and watch Him work!
And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. ~Luke 12:11-12
We don’t have to have all the answers. We don’t have to wax eloquent when speaking with others about Him. God just wants us to give Him what little we have and watch HIM do the work. Recently, I spoke with someone I was working with about Him and how she could ask Him for strength. I’m typically scared of talking about Him at work because I don’t want some to think I’m crossing ethical lines, but today I just didn’t care. I wanted to share how He was my strength lately and it ended up being an encouragement!
I don’t know if God really will give me an Isaac in terms of a husband- for I’ve even given that up to Him now. All I do know is that this God we serve will bring it to pass should it truly be of His Will and all I have to do is continue to give Him what little I have, worship Him with my life, and love Him with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength. I can only do so much- but He can fill in the rest!
I pray you are blessed right now with realizing the concept that we only need to give God our 5 loaves and 2 fishes and watch as He multiplies them to feed the 5,000.
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. ~Mark 16:17-18
We just have to believe that He will do what He said and we can pray for someone in a wheelchair and they’ll get up and walk. We just have to believe that He is faithful to back up His statements and when someone tries to shoot us because we won’t deny His name, it won’t touch us. Yet still- should we die for Him, we have to know that just means that we’ll walk on the streets of gold. If someone isn’t healed even though we prayed in faith- there is a reason. When we submit it ALL to Him and give Him what little we have- He will multiply it.