Friday, April 30, 2010

Yes...God Can Use You!

There's a song entitled "If You Can Use Anything Lord, Use Me" it's written by Ron Kenoly and when I hear it I'm always encouraged because I know that God Can use anything or anyone!

It doesn't matter where you've been or what you've done, when you give your life to Christ, God can still use you! I hope you don't think that because you've got flaws or things in your past that you're not proud of (as we all do), that God can't use you.

There are instances throughout the Bible where God uses an unlikely person to do his will.

Why don't we start with Rahab. Rahab was a Harlot (prostitute). God used Rahab to hide the Israelite spies who came to search out the land. Rahab was instrumental in setting Israel on the path to conquering Jericho and moving into the Promised Land.

What about The Apostle Paul? Paul wrote much of the New Testament, but before he met The Lord on the road to Damascus and his life and name was changed, he was "Saul" a murderer of Christians.

We certainly can't forget about King David..David sent his best man(Uriah) into battle to be killed so that he (David) could cover up the fact that he had gotten Uriah's wife pregnant.

And then there's me...Now that's a story for another time...but he's using me right now to let you know that can use anything/anybody!

So tell me...what is it so bad about you that you think God can't use you? God's love is unconditional. As human beings it is hard for us to comprehend a love like that, because we try to measure love by how much we are capable of loving. God is Love..and that's all there is too it! He so Loved the world...That he Gave...his only begotten son.

Put your life in his hands and I promise...He'll use you!

Be Blessed Today

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

What Do You Do, When You Don't Know What To Do?

There have been times in my life, when I've just been at my wits end! I mean I just got to a point where I just didn't know what to do. Have you ever been in this place? Have you ever had to make a decision, or take a step in a new direction, and wasn't quite sure what to do or which way to go?

I believe we've all been there at some point or time in our lives. So the question becomes: "What Do You Do, When You Don't Know What To Do?"

Many times in situations such as these, people make snap decisions with no guidance or direction at all. Often times these decisions are life changing decisions that you have to live with forever. Sometimes we take the advice of friends, family other counsel that may not have our best interest at heart.

As a Child of God, there are 3 steps that I'd like to share with you, that I try to make a part of my decision making process. They are as follows:

1. Acknowledge God
2. Pray for direction
3. Wait on the Lord

Let's start with #1 "How do we acknowledge God" The first definition I found for acknowledge was that you "declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of" So first you must believe and acknowledge the person of God. The Bible states in Prov. 3:6 "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Lord I acknowledge you as head of my life; You are King of Kings and Lord of Lords. My life is not my own.

#2 Pray for answers/direction- Prayer is essential! As a child of God, you shouldn't be making any decisions without first praying and asking God for direction. Again the Bible tells us in Phi. 4:6 "Be careful(anxious) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

and finally, #3 - Wait on the Lord! This is very important. So many times we pray and ask for God's help and then we don't wait on his answers. God doesn't forget that you've prayed and asked for his help. Don't be so quick to give up on God and go your own way. In Psalms 27:14 it reads: Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

I don't know what decisions you are facing today, but I do know that if you acknowledge God, pray for direction/answers and then wait on him, you will never make the wrong choice.

Be Blessed Today

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)