Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Are you ordinary people?
I have finished reading Matthew and I have jumped to Luke and I am impressed again how the Lord used very ordinary people whom God enabled to do extraordinary things.
In fact God's choices have not always been the ones you would expect. David's brothers didn't expect him to do anything great, he was the youngest and as far as they knew he had only taken care of sheep. They probably didn't know about him being able to kill the lion and the bear.
When we come to the New Testament we see that John the Baptist's parents were very ordinary people who had gone for years just doing their duty without anything spectacular happening. Zachariah didn't even have the faith to believe the angel who prophesied the birth of John.
The disciples of Jesus were not extraordinary people but yet God used them and sent his angels to some of them and brought about great events through them.
In the early Pentecostal movement I saw God using ordinary people to do extraordinary miracles. You can read about some of them in my biography that Lois Olena put together.
If you are discouraged about your ordinary life, take heart! You are exactly the kind of person God is looking for.