God wants to use people. He provides everything needed. All God wants is willingness mixed with humility. When He finds that mix there is no limit to what God can do.
God Wants to Use Us
Paul is an example of the limitless ways God can, did, and continues to use Paul. As God already told us in 1 Chronicles 16:9, His eyes are searching today, as they have always been, looking for those who will seek Him wholeheartedly. God found a whole-hearted servant in Paul. Just the fact that we are reading this account is quite a testimony to what God can do if we invite Him to control our lives.
From conversion to martyrdom Paul never ceased to serve God. Though Paul like all of us was born a sinner, when he got saved he never seemed to coast. Instead, in his own words, he “ran the race” and “sought the prize”, and “finished the course”.
God wrote more in the Bible about David than any other human that ever lived on Earth. Why was so much space given to him? Because God wanted us to learn David s spiritual secret, which was how he faced the same troubles, trials, and disasters...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
My best year of Bible study was the one IMMERSED in the most written about person in the Bible. The person that broke ALL 10 of the Commandments, also has the most written about his life in the Bible. No one shows us more about FEAR, more about...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This week we looked at the evidence of a changed life in the new creation, Spirit filled believer. This week's Q&A with Pastor John Barnett has us looking at other areas in our lives where we might not realize that Satan influences reside....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Further evidence of our obedience to God can also be seen in our marriages and in our families. These are the people who should notice the most changes; not just the drastic changes either. There might be one small thing your husband/wife/child...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Continuing with areas of evidence we can see as active armor wearers is not just in our personal lives but also in our work lives. The reaches of God's work in our life extends not to just an inward sense or an external sense in those who are the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
If you went to the gym every day for three hours for a full year you would expect to see some outcome. You'd expect to either be skinnier or more muscular or able to do daily tasks with greater ease. If you didn't see that, you would know that...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
When we see knights in armor or soldiers with armor plating or police with bulletproof vests, we see a person who is prepared for action but wanting to be protected. When the Christian puts on the whole armor of God, he or she does not stand...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Pastor John Barnett shows us from God's Word that God's plan for every believer is to be fully equipped on a daily basis. https://youtu.be/a1vTBuQR3g4 (From 2016SEP04 - SWS-31 - Withstanding the Evil One By Understanding Our Identity in Christ)
The six parts of the armor of God give a list of areas that every Christian believer shares in their daily lives. Pastor Barnett breaks down each piece and shows its correlation to a Christian's daily walk. https://youtu.be/Pjr421C6Bu4 (From...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
If you've ever driven in the north during winter you know about how slippery and dangerous it can be. We also know that when we hit an invisible "black ice" patch sometimes we can't help but spin. In those times we have to turn into the skid to...[ abbreviated | read entire ]