My last post used Macy's slogan to draw attention to the million reasons to believe. Not just the myriad of things He has done in our lives personally, but also the "cloud of witnesses" He provided - believers past and present - to encourage us, support us and reveal Himself through them to us.
That, too, got me thinking -
I want to be part of that "cloud". I want to be added to the millions before me who were used by God to minister to others. I want to be a light in the darkness, to be a support to those who are faltering, to be an encourager to those who are discouraged, to be a friend, a servant, an instrument. Do you want to be part of that cloud, too?
Too often I hear people say that they are not confident that God could use a sinner like them. That is completely false!! Look at who is in that "cloud of witnesses" in Scripture that God used in mighty ways. Not a perfect believer in the bunch. God used Abraham, Moses, David, Peter, Paul and so many others who were liars, cowards, even murderers.
God does not use us because of our wonderful qualities. Rather, He uses us in spite of our weaknesses. He looks not at our ability, but at our avail-ability. Are you willing to be used? Then come before Him, confess your sins and weaknesses, await His forgiveness and fasten your seatbelt, for He will surely use you!!
For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9