From the Pastor's Desk
ARE YOU WILLING?
February 14, 2016
So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, ‘Come back to God!’
2 Corinthians 5:20
Do you ever doubt that God wants to move in and through your life?
Do you want to experience more of God’s strength and power in your average, ordinary days? God has said we have all the power needed for the work He has called us to. He doesn’t need our skills or our knowledge, He has all of that covered. He just wants us to go in His name.
You and I have an opportunity every day. We have a chance to be a
witness of God’s healing love to a world of wounded hearts. A favorite saying is, “God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.” If you are His, then you are called. Not because of who you are or what you can do, but because God can and will do His work through you.
Did God tell Jonah to go to Nineveh because Jonah was a great leader with amazing vision? No! Jonah proved to be quite wimpy. When Jonah finally made it to Nineveh, did God bring a great wave of repentance and restoration because of Jonah’s rhetorical gifts? No! God stirred the hearts and changed the lives of hundreds of Ninevites because Jonah finally had the courage to speak God’s words.
God wants to do something similar through you. He wants you to stop fighting Him on this and be willing to speak for Him so others can know the same healing and hope that you know. He wants to bring beauty up from the ashes of brokenness all around you.