There are moments in life when we doubt our work unto the Lord and think
that God isn't bringing any good from our efforts. We need to renew our
mind with the Word of God and know that great fruit is promised to come no
matter what the results may look like right now. Don't allow the enemy to
discourage your efforts, but rather remember the promise of the Lord and
know that God is faithful to His word and is working on the heart of men
even when it doesn't seem like it. Rejoice in the goodness of the Lord and
continue your good works knowing that your impact is sure to never be
forgotten. (Matthew 5:5-12) (Romans 12:1-18) (Isaiah 55:8-11)
I hope you are abundantly blessed by this great story that shows how one
man impacted our world where millions were positively changed forever.
A MAN NAMED KIMBALL
Edward Kimball was concerned about one of his young Sunday School students
who worked at a shoe store in town. One day Kimball visited him at the
store, found the student working in the back stocking shelves, and led him
to Christ then and there. Dwight L. Moody eventually left the shoe store
to become one of the greatest preachers and evangelists of all time.
Moody, whose international speaking took him to the British Isles, preached
in a little chapel pastored by a young man with the imposing name of
Frederick Brotherton Meyer. In his sermon Moody told an emotionally charged
story about a Sunday School teacher who personally went to every student
in his class and led each of them to Christ.
That message changed Pastor Meyer's ministry, inspiring him to become an
evangelist like Moody. Over the years Meyer came to America. While speaking
in Northfield, MA a young preacher heard Meyer say, "If you are not willing
to give up everything for Christ, are you willing to be made willing?" That
remark led J. Wilbur Chapman to respond to the call of God on his life.
Chapman went on to become one of the most effective evangelists of his
time. A volunteer by the name of Billy Sunday helped set up his crusades
and learned how to preach by watching Chapman. Sunday eventually took over
Chapman's ministry becoming one of the most dynamic evangelists of this
century. Billy Sunday's preaching brought thousands to Christ.
Inspired by a 1924 Billy Sunday crusade in Charlotte, NC a group of
Christians dedicated themselves to reaching their city for Christ. The
group invited the evangelist Mordecai Ham to come and hold a series of
evangelistic meetings in 1932. A lanky 16 year old sat in the huge crowd
one evening, spellbound by the message the white-haired preacher gave.
Each evening the preacher seemed to be shouting and waving his finger at
the young man. Night after night the teen came and finally went forward to
give his life to Christ.
That teenager was Billy Graham. Billy Graham has communicated the gospel
to more people than any other person in history. And it all started with a
Sunday School teacher named Kimball. Millions have been affected by his
decision to go into a shoe store and share Christ with one person. Millions
more will continue to feel his impact.
Can something like this happen today? Of course! God wants to use you to
change the world. Make an eternal difference by sharing the gospel with
those around you and by supporting others who do God's work around the world.
Let this message be an encouragement to you to never give up on the work
that God has called you to. Through ordinary people, God is able to do
extraordinary things. One of my favorite scriptures is found in
1 Corinthians 1:26-27, "For you see your calling, brethren, that not many
wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the
wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the
things which are mighty."
Every person is able to change the world for the better, but they must
believe in the work that they are doing and know that their efforts are
not in vain. We are to remember in whom we have believed and always keep
in mind that God is able to do great things through the smallest vessels.
Be encouraged and run your race with renewed determination for the cause
of the Lord Jesus Christ and be an example of His love and saving Grace
every moment that you are able. (2 Timothy 1:11-14) (Revelation 5:10)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Proverbs 3:5-8 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall
direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart
from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones."
Ephesians 4:1-6 "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that
ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness
and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There
is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your
calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who
is above all, and through all, and in you all."
Hebrews 12:1-3 "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which
doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set
before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who
for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him
that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be
wearied and faint in your minds."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: THE UNKNOWN CHRISTIAN
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Today's Selected Testimony: VICKIE'S WAY TO A NEW LIFE
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry