God Loves Extreme Cases

October 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Christian Devotionals

Reading for the Day : Acts 9:13-15 (NIV)

“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man [Paul] and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.”

A chosen instrument. Paul, at the time called Saul, was “still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord.” Paul’s mission was to stop the spread of Christianity. Yet God chose him. God chose him to bring the Gospel to the Gentiles, to perform miracles, to preach, and to write thirteen books of the Bible.

Obviously, God’s got a thing for extreme cases. An extreme case makes for an extreme testimony. God does not consult with our past to determine our future. If He did, He would have precious few, if any, servants in this world.

In Mark 2:17, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Jesus didn’t come to Earth to collect all the perfect people. He came to save the people who need Him. And the more pain we’ve suffered, the more mistakes we’ve made, the more baggage we carry, the more we need Him.

God cannot use a person who does not need Him. He loves and glorifies those who love and glorify Him. If you are an extreme case, you have a spot in the Kingdom of God. In fact, it was created just for you!

In 1 Timothy, Paul writes,

“Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy.” Even when you are broken, when you’ve messed up, when you’re discouraged, when you think He can’t love you – He does. He always will.

 Prayer Suggestion:

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for loving me. Thank you for second chances. Let me always remember that You do have time for me. Please use me Lord. Make me better. Use my past to make me stronger for You.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Robert Moment is a life-transforming inspirational life coach , speaker and author of highly acclaimed inspirational book, Christian Women-Blessed Wherever You Go. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for purpose , happiness and success. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing online Bible Study titled,  Christian Living.

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