A friend just made me think. He said his prayer was that people would meet Jesus through him. I thought, that’s great. Then I thought, hang on, that used to be my prayer. What happened to that?
The thing is, it still is when I think about it, I just haven’t been praying it. My greatest longing is for people to know God, to live their lives for Him and with Him. For Him to call them and heal them.
But somehow, somewhere along the way over the past year, I almost disqualified myself from showing Jesus. Somewhere in the pain of separation and bereavement, in the loneliness and stress of a new place, in taking on and believing lies about myself through what others have said, in the way I’ve sometimes reacted to stuff, in thoughts I’ve had… I disqualified this, like people couldn’t meet Him through me.
Well they can and they will. His spirit lives in me, they or you, meet him every time you meet me or anyone who belongs to Jesus. He also works through pain and darkness and brings us into his glorious light.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
He is good, He loves you more than you could ever imagine.
Taste and see that the Lord is good, Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Growth is also good!