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God has always used folks the world would not have picked.  The goal is two-fold, first the ones that were not self-sufficient, were the most likely to trust God and depend upon him for success.  Second, as the ordinary became extraordinary in God’s service–it showed the rest of us we are equally usable in his hands.  Most of the great people of faith had serious baggage–murder, prostitution, embezzlement and deception.  Still, despite their frailty, their faith made them great.

What about us? Could we too be used of God? Most would argue–No, I am too frail or too broken–yet, The brokenness and frailty is what makes us both dependent on God and ready for transformation.  2 Corinthians 5:17 says it best, “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, the old is gone and the new has come.”

In him, we are both worthy and prepared to be used by him. It is the only way we as broken vessels can be used as one of God’s mighty warriors.  Help me Lord, to be ready and willing to be used by you.

God Bless You

By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict

By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.

29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days.

31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient