Sent on August 17, 2016
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.” – 2 Co. 4:7
Many years ago I was talking with a young lady who seemed rather distraught. I started the conversation by asking her how her day was going and ended up praying for her.
I asked her questions about life. Her response was, “if there is a hell it’s here on earth.” This spoke volumes to me about how her life was unfolding.
I attempted to speak to her about God and His love for her but every time I mentioned a scripture her response was, “I know that, I was brought up reading the Bible, but it’s never made a difference in my life.”
As she continued I quickly realized that she was brought up in a home that was more religious than Christian. She knew all about what the Bible says about God but she did not know Him.
As the conversation continued I knew I was not going to help her by telling her God loved her, she needed to experience His love.
We stopped talking and I said “can I pray for you?” She said that would be fine. As I prayed I placed my hands on her and asked God to reveal Himself to her, to let her know that she was loved.
I watched her as big tears began to roll down her face. When I finished she looked up at me and said, “I have never met anyone like you before.” The truth is she had never experienced the love of God before. I was just the channel through whom God released His love.
We all carry a treasure of God likeness on the inside. He put it there. If we will use every opportunity to release that treasure we will not only impart life to others, we will be changed in the process.
If you will reach out today and reveal God to others you will embrace the victorious lifestyle that comes from serving others.
“And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” – Ac 20:35
Love to all,
P.S. One way to discover the treasure God has buried within us is through prayer. Here are some tips on improving your prayer life from the Faithworks Blog: 3 Ways to Improve Your Prayer Life