God CAN use you!
The next time you feel God canít
use you, just remember
Noah was a drunk
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a
Leah was ugly
Moses had a stuttering problem
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Baptist ate bugs
Peter denied Christ
fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
woman was divorced . . .more than once
Zacchaeus was too small
Paul was too
Timothy had an ulcer
AND Lazarus was dead!
WHERE IS GOD?
All verses are KJV
We believe the following outline is too
timely to pass up at this time.
1. The Lord is BEFORE His
The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have
passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them,
and the LORD on the head of them. Micah 2:13
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the
sheep follow him: for they know his voice. John 10:4
2. The Lord is BEHIND His people
Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
(Note: This entire chapter is a
wonderful affirmation on the omnipresence of God.)
3. The Lord is ABOVE His people
And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the
Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the
Almighty. Psalms 91:1
4. The Lord is BENEATH His people
11. As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her
wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: 12. So the LORD alone did lead him,
and there was no strange god with him. Deuteronomy 32: 11 - 12
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry
them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Isaiah 40:11
And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made,
and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. Isaiah 46:4
5. The Lord is AROUND His people.
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from
henceforth even for ever. Psalms 125:2
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
6. The Lord is WITH His people.
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall
bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is,
God with us.
[NOTE: The underlined portion above is
a hyperlink into a terrific website we often use in the Inspirations' Chapel
preparation. The fine people who maintain the
Just Bible site (http://www.justbible.com)
use hyperlinks when verses refer back (or forward) to the same
passage used in another scripture. In this case it refers back to the Old Testament usage
in Isaiah 7:14. The
has no advertising and there are no popups in the website.]
Teaching them to
observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even
unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:20
7. The Lord is IN THE MIDST OF His people.
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the
midst of thee. Isaiah 12:6
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee
with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah
|WHY WE CHOSE THIS OUTLINE FOR THIS TIME
After checking some national
Internet message boards, we thought back to the days after September 11, and more recently
after the calamitous hurricane, Katrina. The shock, sorrow and anger had barely begun to
subside when emails and blogs swept across the Internet asking, "Where was your God
when the terrorists attacked? Where was your God when Katrina hit?
Message boards were filled with scathing denunciations of the
"Christian God" and His followers. No doubt those words have always been
whispered in hushed tones away from the earshot of polite conversation, but they would
never have been voiced as loudly or as often as has now become commonplace. Thankfully,
there were also some excellent rebuttals, and after a time the questions will take their
place in the forgotten annals of the internet trash bin.
Although it saddens us to read such words, the fact that some people
think that way should come as no real surprise and should serve as a wake up call.
Christians have now become the target of outrageous diatribes that a few short years ago
would have been unthinkable in a "Christian" country such as the United States.
Otherwise rational men now openly question the very existence of God; and for the most
part we, as Christians, sit back and remain silent.
In case that our silence is because we lack a proper response, we
prayerfully offer this outline from the very word of God as a beginning point to help us
all answer the question, not only for the scoffers, but for ourselves as well. The outline
is by no means definitive nor comprehensive, and we encourage you to add to it from your
own study of God's precious promises.
All Gave Some; Some Gave All
We remember and honor a Swain High School friend and classmate who gave all ~
See more at:
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WE SUPPORT THE AMERICAN ARMED FORCES
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE
PRAYING FOR ALL OF OUR NATION'S TRUE HEROES DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME
MAY GOD STRENGTHEN YOU AND THE HONORABLE PEOPLE OF YOUR FINE CITIES
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE
Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who
want to feel important.
They don't mean to do harm -- but the harm does not interest them; or they
do not see it,
or they justify it because they are absorbed in the
endless struggle to think well of themselves.
JESUS WAS BORN FOR YOU
If you have ever LAUGHED,
If you have ever CRIED,
If you have ever BELIEVED,
If you have ever DOUBTED,
If you have ever LOVED,
If you have ever been LONELY,
If you have ever felt BURDENED by trouble,
If you have ever felt BLESSED by joy,
If you have ever drawn one breath upon this earth,
then JESUS WAS BORN FOR YOU.
. . . and the most important fact of all,
HE DIED FOR YOU!
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