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Feb
22

God’s Word

written by Wendy Justis
After an amazing Basics group last night I spent much of the night thinking through some things. And then this morning I saw a post on facebook that just really kind of hit it all home for me.
 
How do we know when we are doing the right thing?
 
Jesus gave us a very simple command Mark 16:15 “He said to them. ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation'”.
 
Jesus never told us we had to have all the answers before we could disciple he says you know me you are a disciple. We are all students in his word and we grow as we walk, but we are never done being students. As long as we are doing as he asked we are making a HUGE impact in this world. We are leaving it a better place then when we first entered it. However by his design we almost never know the impact that we make, I have become certain this is for one reason. Because we as humans are weak and when we know that something has occurred because of us we take credit and do not give it to God. God knows this and tries to keep our pride in check by not letting us know the what, when, where, why and how of his master plan.
 
God knows what our purpose is but so does the devil. When we are about to do the most good in God’s name the devil attacks and makes us second guess what we are called to do. Here is how I have seen God work in my life. It could be that I am suppose to witness to the very  soft spoken, hiding in the back, never wanting to be seen or noticed cleaning woman because her future son or daughter that has not even been a thought in her head is going to change the world by dedicating his/her life to teaching 3rd world countries how to produce and maintain a thriving crop in barren wast lands. If I follow God’s prompting and go and do life with this unassuming woman I have changed the course of the world by sharing the good news with her. However if I let the devil continue to stop me from talking to her by being too busy, to unsure of myself, thinking she is not important, or just by being too shy or lazy I have allowed one more person to miss out on God’s love.
 
Many times we NEVER know the out come of our obedience to God but that is good, because otherwise I would say “oh look I brought food to a starving nation” but it was not me it was GOD.
 
I so look forward to the day that I stand in his presence and he says “well done good and faithful servant”, look at all you have done in my name. Look at the lives you have changed and the souls you have brought to me in my son’s name. I catch glimpses from time to time of the impact my life has had and like most humans I give my self a little pat on the back and then God gives me that raised eye brow, finger wag, tisk tisk tisk and I remember it is all for his glory!
 

 

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