I am SO excited! God is SO good.
After all the doubt that I expressed yesterday He spoke to me through a simulcast that I attended this morning.
As I said yesterday that I have felt for a while that I am meant to be in ministry…well, a verse that was spoken this morning just about knocked me over. ‘But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.’ 1 Corinthians 15: 10-11
On the face it may not seem like much but for me…oh my gosh! This is how I feel. It is truly by the grace of God that I am who I am and where I am. I have this need to continually hear His Word, whether by sermons, books, seminars…It’s not that I feel like it’s something I should do but rather something that fulfills my heart, mind and spirit.
I want so much to make a difference in the world, to bring others to Him, to show them how very much that He loves them. I don’t even want my name to be out there and to be well known. I just want to touch many lives like so many of the people I listen to and read all the time.
Why? Because the most beautiful thing is to see people give their lives to Jesus. I heard a good explanation of this during the simulcast today. It was a video of Nabeel Qureshi who passed away last year. He grew up in the Islamic faith and after about six years of research he gave his life to Jesus. He said that the morning after he told his parents about his change of faith he walked out of his apartment and everything looked different. And the one thing he focused on was the person that was walking down the street. That was no longer just some stranger walking down the street but someone that God loves. Someone that Jesus died for. And someone that will suffer for eternity if they don’t give their lives to Jesus. This was no longer something he could ignore. ‘This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.’ 1 Timothy 2: 3-4