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Amazed God Can Use Us!

Morning Inspiration: I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him, even though I used to blaspheme the name of Christ. In my insolence, I persecuted his people. But God had mercy on me because I did it in ignorance and unbelief. Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 1:12–14
I could never even begin to compare myself to the amazing Apostle Paul. Yet, I see I have a lot in common with him, & I bet you do too! We who are driven to do God’s work, clearly understand that the strength required to do so, comes from the Lord Himself, not from ourselves. We’re not only grateful Jesus chooses to use us, but stunned He would...considering our past! It hurts me to recall the things I said & did against the faith & the ones I called “Those Jesus Freaks”! Now I am one! Remembering what terrible sinners we used to be, makes us incredibly thankful, that the forgiveness of Jesus has set us free!
So free, that we voluntarily serve as slaves to do the work of His Kingdom, through the faith & love God gives us to share with the world.

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