This post is for the saint and sinner alike. If you are saved then when you read this message below think about what a glorious work you have been allowed to be a part of. Be encouraged and full of joy at the change that has been brought about in you from God choosing you to do his work. Remember where you came from before knowing Christ and who you now are in him now. I tell you we should shout from the roof tops of the love of God for mankind and our own self. Glean every word of God. Read it thoroughly. There is life in the word of God for you and me. There is hope in the word of God for you and me. There is restoration in the word of God for me and you. You might ask did he get all that out of those verse’s? Yes I did for the word of God is like a well that never runs dry and a fountain that is overflowing with life. Be revitalized today as you read God’s word don’t just read over it looking for something for you poor old souls. Take your time with the word of God and read each word. God will give you infinitely more this way. You see he knows already what you need. Let God do the filling of our cup’s not us.
When you read these scriptures below. Please read them slowly , at least four times, search each word carefully.
This is you. Or is it?
2 Corinthians 2:14
But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume. And who is adequate for such a task as this? You see, we are not like the many hucksters who preach for personal profit. We preach the word of God with sincerity and with Christ’s authority, knowing that God is watching us. Commentary
These Scriptures honor and bring Glory to God for the work he does through us. To be weak and looking for no reward but the approval of our precious Savior who first loved us. Such life-giving bread is the work we do by his hand. We are strengthened and encouraged from the opportunity to share his wonderful word. What it was like for the saved in Christ when we first began to serve. How hard and confusing. We just struggled along. Now we are in love with God and enjoy being a part of the love and grace that God has given to mankind through his gracious grace and for his own glory not ours. I want to be more patient with those who might not understand God at all and have yet to experience his mercies. It is not as for them as it is for me. I have been brought along patiently by Christ and others in my life to the place of honor in serving others I now have. It is God who loves me and has chosen me to share his word with others. Not by my own hand but by the power of the Holy Spirit that dwells within me. So It is God that gets the glory not me. For he chose me to use to spread hope and peace for those that don’t yet understand his precious word.
Today if you do not know My Lord and savior. I beg of you to open your mind and heart and let God’s Spirit speak to you. I once was a lost and confused man. God saved me from my own self destruction and set me in a place of honor today for his purpose and glory. You say fine what do I get if he gets all the glory. You my friend get real peace, real love,real joy. Joy unspeakable and full of his glory. You get a life long friend as long as you have breath. That will be for eternity for those that know God and call him master of their life’s. Jesus will never leave you nor forsake you, no matter how many things you do wrong or how many times you fail. You get real hope. something you can sink your teeth into. Someone who really cares about you and will take you just as you are. If you will but give him one chance God will no matter what you have heard from someone else began to change your life into something sweet and fragrant that you will be so at peace with and wonder why did I not start this journey before. Give God a chance he loves you more than you know .
How you say. Well begin by asking him to come into your life and change you. Tell him you want to believe him and serve him,that you are tired of your way and are ready for a better life. Then get yourself plugged in with people of like mind as you want to be. Hang around other people who are seeking Jesus Christ. As you mature God will begin to use you more and more to reach others who were once lost and tired like yourself. You my friend will then have the opportunity to share with them the same good news I share with you today. This is a great honor for me to have the chance to share with you the love of God.
Much Love Tom