Wednesday, April 02, 2008

God of Minorities

GOD OF MINORITIES

(January 2002)

 

“But the Lord said to Gideon, ‘There are still too many

Men.’” (Judges 7:4, NIV)

 

“It’s easier to fight for one’s principles,” said Alfred

Adler, “than to live up to them.” How true. It’s also easier

to talk about losing weight, to think about changing my

ways, and to sing about love—than to do these things. But

for all who want to do more than talk, there will never be a

lack of opportunities especially for those who want to serve

God and be a part of his plan.

 

Jesus started Christianity with twelve ordinary men, was

with them for three years, then left the task of spreading

the gospel and establishing his church on earth to them.

Think of it. Twelve very ordinary men!

 

As with Gideon and his tiny band of 300 “warriors,” God

seems to work more often than not through individuals and

small groups. He’ll work through you and me and our small

groups, too, if we truly want him to. The wonderful thing is

that God uses ordinary men and women to do extraordinary

things—when they make themselves available to him and ask

him to use them as a part of what he is doing in the world

today.

 

May I suggest that you pray the following prayer every day

for the rest of your life?

 

Suggested prayer: “Dear God, I’m available. Please make me

usable and use me to be a part of your plans and what you

are doing in my world. Please help me to be as Christ to my

family, to someone in need, and in some way to every life I

touch. Today! Gratefully, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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