Tag: Crushed

Crushed Grapes

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

A young man who’d been accepted to the African missionary field found out that he was unable to serve because his wife physically couldn’t handle the extreme heat. Heartbroken, he resolved himself to make all the money he could to help spread the Gospel to the world. His father, a dentist, had a company on the side for making unfermented wine for communion services. The young man took over and began developing the company. His name was Welch. Every time you see a bottle of Welch’s grape juice, you’re seeing the name of the young man whose crushed dreams resulted in funding missions through grape juice. Grapes, like dreams and desires, can become something sacred when crushed if you give them to God and resolve to glorify Him no matter what.

Do you have broken dreams, crushed hopes, or a broken heart? Give it to the Lord. Resolve to keep going strong and to glorify Him no matter what. Your crushed dreams, like grapes, will become the sacred juice of the Lord’s communion.

Today’s Mission – What brokenness have you known, or still know, in your life? Give it to God and thank Him for His redemption of it.

by Jonathan Cahn

Bruised Reeds!

Horatius Bonar 90x115by Horatius Bonar

"He will not break a bruised reed, and He will not put out a smoldering wick" Matthew 12:20

We have but one life, and it must be lived for God. But we need preparation for usefulness. We need a thorough breaking down, a thorough emptying, a thorough bruising. God cannot trust us with success, until we are thus laid low. We are not fit to receive it; nor would He get the glory.

Therefore He sends sore and heavy trials in order to make us vessels fit for the Master’s use.

Oftentimes we see that the heaviest trials, are forerunners of our greatest usefulness. When we are entirely prostrated and crushed–then it is safe for God to grant us success, for then He gets all the glory.

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