Tag: God’s Will

Only seek God’s will

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

Take no thought for your life —Matthew 6:25

The Lord is still using the things that are despised. The very names of Nazarene and Christian were once epithets of contempt. No man can have God’s highest thought and be popular with his immediate generation. The most abused men are often the most used.

There are far greater calamities than to be unpopular and misunderstood. There are far worse things than to be found in the minority. Many of God’s greatest blessings are lying behind the devil’s scarecrows of prejudice and misrepresentation. The Holy Spirit is not ashamed to use unpopular people. And if He uses them, what need they care for men?

Oh, let us but have God’s recognition and man’s notice will count for little, and God will give us all we need of human help and praise. Let us only seek God’s will, His glory, His approval. Let us go for Him on the hardest errands and do for Him the most menial tasks. It will be honor enough that He sends us and uses us. Let us not fear in this day to follow Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. By-and-by he will own our worthless name before the myriads of earth and heaven.

by A.B. Simpson

The Problem, The Test, And Its Blessing

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Matthew 4:1 says that the Spirit led Messiah into the wilderness to be tested of the devil. Strange. The Spirit led Messiah to the devil? The devil is the voice of evil. Messiah is going to be confronted with evil: evil motives, twisting of scripture, the desire to stop His ministry, and for His destruction. It was a test; the Spirit led to it because, in the end, Messiah would come out of it approved and prepared for ministry.

In your life, you may have been hit by the enemy, by bad things, evil things, people, circumstances, words, and events in your life, but God is and will use these things for your good. In fact, He will even use it to grow you and prepare you for the ministry and the calling that He placed you here for. When you go through that trial, that test, remember it’s not an accident. So don’t get discouraged, but pass your test. It is all being used for your good. God is so awesome that the devil’s worst will be used for God’s best to prepare you for your calling and ministry.

Today’s Mission

Today, see every problem as a test, and every test as a blessing waiting to begin – and pass that test!

by Jonathan Cahn