Daily Manna/Devotional “Nothing Further”
December 1, 20212
Psalm 126 📖 People love inspiring stories. Biographies of the down-and-out who make great use of a second chance tend to top best-seller lists. But few people have a life of such drama—most of us are quite ordinary. Sadly, some believers think that being a ´regular Joe´ makes their testimony unexciting and therefore less valuable. Nothing could be further from the truth. What the Lord has done for any of us is just as extraordinary as what He did by redeeming those with a past of more noticeable sin.
Kings 6:15-17 gives us a wonderful picture of what can happen when we remove our self-centered blinders and truly see God´s hand at work. Open your eyes. Like Elisha´s servant, you may be shocked to discover the help that God has already sent your way.
A personal testimony is a way of expressing what God has done and is doing in one´s life. It is a powerful tool for getting an unbeliever interested in spiritual matters. No matter how commonplace our words may sound compared to someone else´s, the Lord will see to it that they impact the hearers who need them. Let me give you an example. Suppose a 6-year-old girl named Tina receives salvation. When she is 18, she will be able to tell her friends of God´s greatness. She can explain that He makes the gospel clear to a child and yet reveals something new to her every day. When Tina is 80, she will have a lifetime of service opportunities to share. Her testimony may not be exciting according to the world´s criteria, but it is spiritual gold.
Daily Manna “Nothing Further”