It's In Other Words Tuesday and our host is Jennifer of Scraps and Snippets.
Jennifer chose the following quote for us to write about today:
Have you ever seen a very smart or dynamic person and thought if only they became a Christian God could use them in such a mighty way?
I know I've thought that before.
But the spiritual viewpoint is usually upside down from what seems to make human sense to me.
(Photo Credit: Tina Kerski)
It's when I finally come to the end of myself that I can be be used by God for His purposes.
You see, my flesh gets in the way. I think of all the wonderful things I could do for God. But what He asks me to do is to crucify my flesh. On this side of eternity, I will continue to struggle to some degree. But my desire is to come to the end of Debbie and allow God to do His work in me and through me.
God can do extraordinary things through ordinary Christians.
God chose to use David, a lowly shepherd over Saul as King of Israel.
God chose to use an ordinary girl named Mary to be the mother of Jesus.
God chose to use Peter, an uneducated fisherman to preach a mighty sermon on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came upon them.
I've not read the book "Radical" by David Platt from which this quote was taken.
However, I've read a few reviews that were very positive. From what I understand, David Platt has written about how the modern day church has surrendered to the American dream instead of living a life of surrender to the Lord.
Are you willing to leave behind luxuries to live out the Great Commission?
I'll have to read the book before sharing any more but it sounds intriguing to me.
I pray that I will see more ordinary Christians making the heart choice to trust our extraordinary God.
And I pray that it will begin with me.
Blessings and love,