My Grace-Full Life

5.31.17 Prayer Prompt: Extraordinary Opportunities for Ordinary People

PRAYER PROMPT ••• The more I study who God is, the more I recognize His sense of irony.
When God wanted to lead His people out of Egypt, He didn’t use an established leader to rally the people, He used an 80-year old murderer with a speech impediment who had been living in exile.
When Goliath needed to be defeated, God didn’t use the strongest, most experienced soldier… He sent a teenage shepherd boy.
When God needed an evangelist who would be willing to spread the gospel to the Gentiles, He didn’t use someone who was already in a position to preach. Instead, He changed the heart of a man who had made a career out of torturing and killing Christians for the very thing he spent the rest of his life doing – preaching the love of Jesus!
God often works in opposites; in unexpected ways that go against what one would expect.
He takes the weakest and uses them, giving them His strength.
He takes the shy and unassuming and gives them His courage to share Jesus with others.
He gives extraordinary opportunities to ordinary people.
People like me and you.
Today, as you pray, ask God to show you His plan for you.
Ask Him to open your heart to accept what He is going to ask of you.
And ask Him to remind you that anything you accomplish, it’s through Him.
Ask Him to write Philippians 4:13 on your heart, so you can always remember, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
NOTE: Feel free to comment, but these prayer prompts are meant to be between you and God. Matthew 6:6 — But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 

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