Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Safely back in His arms! 2 Timothy 4:17-18

Good morning everyone,
Yesterday morning I got to meet the little 3 year old boy whose name is Felix that was the escape artist who got away from his mother during the night.  In a room of 5 people with a stomach ache, Felix used a chair to remove the hasp on the door to go exploring.  I suppose in his adventure to soothe his pain, he was rounded up by an employee of the hotel who then called the police and the search for family ensued.  After his return safely to his mother, it made me think about our protection that we get from the Father on an ongoing basis.  When we think we are alone, we need to remember that His embrace is right in the midst of wherever we are at!  Something much bigger than physical protection is spiritual protection that Paul talks about in 2 Timothy 4:17-18:  'But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it.  So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.  The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom.  To Him be the glory forever and ever,   Amen.'  Ladies and gentlemen, do you think those verses apply to you?  We have the same crowd to tell our story to today.  By you telling your story of what God has done in your life, not your will but His will is going to be accomplished!  The unbelieving will believe.  Who believes is up to Him!  You just be faithful in telling your story and He will start to 'unlock' hearts in the Gentiles  (unbelieving people) that you encounter.  Don't be scared; just be faithful!  Let us explore together and find out something a three year old possibly already knows.  Look at life through the eyes of a three year old and let God lead and guide you through the adventure that you possibly missed the first time around.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how He can use even you!
Your brother in Christ,

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