Who does God use? The answer may surprise us.
This week we will look at a number of people and their status in life.
God speaks to this issue in 1 Corinthians 1.
“For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:” (1 Corinthians 1:26-28)
God chose the “…the foolish things of the world…”, “…the weak things of the world…”, and “…base things of the world…”. Not exactly who we would choose to develop a ministry to reach the world for Christ. From the outset God was looking for individuals who were teachable. Some were more teachable than others, but all were willing to be taught and used by God to do His will.
Characteristics of people who God uses
Faith in God
Walked with God
Out of their weakness, God made them strong
Did not quit
These people were common folk, who did uncommon tasks for God.
CHALLENGE TO SERVE
God does not want your ability, He wants your availability.
Who can God use?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001