9/22/16 What Do You Have?
“If you provide even one morsel of My food to others, I will provide a banquet for them. If you will take one step, I will win the race for you. If you will speak one word because I asked you to do so, I will amplify it through My Holy Spirit, and broadcast it in places that will astound you. I am in the business of taking whatever effort you will attempt in Jesus’ Name and giving it eternal impact in ways that you can not even fathom.
"Others miss so much when you are quiet about Me, or sit motionless because you think no one needs what you have. I am with you. My life is in you because of Jesus. Never even begin to think that you are not having an effect because your portion seems small or your effort seems of no consequence. I will take whatever you offer and breathe My life into it. It then becomes My wealth distributed to My people in My way.”
Exodus 33:13-16 NIV
13) “If I have found favor in your eyes, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.”
14) The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.
16) How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”
I remember how often I wanted to quit when I was writing A White Stone. A novel; of all the foolish things to do! I threw pages and pages away many times, only to pick them out of the wastebasket because Merry wouldn’t let me give up. I remember pleading with the Lord to lift the burden of writing it from me, so that I wouldn’t look so foolish when people read what seemed trite and elementary in comparison to so many brilliant works written by others—especially since I was told to write it during one of the most difficult times of our lives.
Often I would read what I had written, (I couldn’t type at the time, so everything had to be transcribed by a good friend,) feeling embarrassed and sheepish about the content. My fears were confirmed many times by those who read with unspiritual eyes before it was published and told me what they thought of the manuscript.
But then the Lord picked it up and breathed on it. I am overwhelmed at what He has accomplished and where He has taken that little book. We have gotten reports of changed lives from all over the world. We received one correspondence that an original printing had been found in a second-hand bookstore in a barber shop in South Africa and was passed on to many people.
We know of people in prisons all over this land who have received encouragement and hope through reading A White Stone, as the Lord meets them right where they are. Reports from people in all walks of life testify of the Lord’s ability to carry His life wherever and however He chooses. We know of more salvations and changed lives than we can count. It has become His work, accomplishing whatever He chooses wherever He chooses. I stand in awe of what He has done. If God can take one little book and impact the lives of many, what do you have in your heart and in your hand that He can use to change the lives of others, all for His glory?
You amaze me, Lord,