Friday February 4, 2011

The Word for the day is found in I Corinthians 1:25-31

25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. (KJV)

25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. 26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” (NIV)

I love this Scripture because it makes me feel right at home. See, I am one of those foolish things who God chose.

Did you know that out all the people that followed Jesus only a few were by the world’s standards intellectuals? Jesus chose twelve out of about 200 that followed him closely to be the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Not a one of them had a college degree. They were working class stiffs who only wanted to follow Christ. Paul said he had to work hard to undo all the great learning he had acquired. He called it all dung.

Where am I going with this?

The girls I minister to in the jail are so quick to latch onto the Word of God that it really blows me away. They have no pride that gets in the way and they only want to learn all they can about Jesus and his Word.

God can take what the world would throw away and make it into something great.

There is never a day that I am not aware that what I do, I do by the grace of God.

There is nothing in the natural that prepared me for what God has me doing today. All the glory goes to him, for I know who I am and where I came from. Yes, he has made me acceptable in the finished works of Jesus, but what I do in the ministry is all God.

The first time at Rhema Bible School that I was asked to preach I knew I had come to a crossroads in my walk with the Lord. In the natural I could not stand up there and preach, but with God all things are possible.

I was just simple enough to believe God, and I made an A in that class.

He will never call you to do something that he has not already made a way for, or give you a job that he has not prepared you to do. Just walk in the spirit and do not lean on the arm of the flesh.

God is so good.

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