Called then equipped

Posted by Pete Short on 16/01/2016 09:00

God doesn’t call those that are equipped, He equips those that are called

Do you seriously think that God can’t use you?

Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson was a womaniser
Rahab was a prostitute
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Peter denied Christ
The disciples fell asleep when praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced
Zacchaeus was too small and was a cheat
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer
Lazarus was DEAD

Noah heard Gods voice, followed Him and built the ark
Abraham was told by God that his descendants would be more numerous than the stars. His son Isaac was born when he was 100 years old
Isaac lived his life in Gods promise
God promised to keep Jacob safe at all times
Joseph became the Prime Minister of Egypt and interpreted dreams
Moses led the Israelites out of slavery and to the doorstep of the promised land
Gideon lead Israel to victory in battles, and he destroyed false idols
Samson was given incredible physical strength by God
Rahab helped the Israelite spies escape unharmed from Jericho
David was a mighty warrior and (possibly) the greatest King of Israel
Elijah spoke out againgst false prophests and idols, he called down fire from heaven as proof that God is powerful
Isaiah prophesied about the future arrival of Jesus as the saviour of the world
Jonah said a prayer of faith when he was inside the belly of a big fish. He tells the people of Ninevah to turn towards God and they do. A whole city is saved
Naomi moved her family to another country to escape a famine and became the great great grandmother of Jesus
Job had his life turned upside down, lost his family and his wealth. He believed that God would look after him and he had a new family, his wealth was restored.
Peter walked on water with Jesus, saw Jesus when he came back to life. Jesus called him ‘the rock on which the church would be built’ and he was.
The disciples saw Jesus perform miracles, learned from Him first hand, received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and spread the Good News to across the world
Martha welcomed Jesus into her house and was able to tell Jesus exactly what was on her mind
The Samaritan woman learned that God loves her despite what ‘religion’ says about her
Zaccheus welcomed Jesus into his house for tea and was saved
Paul met an angel on the road to Damascus and founded much of the early church
Timothy heard the gospel at a young age and decided to follow Jesus despite never actually meeting him. He worked with Paul to found several early churches
Lazarus came back from the dead, was a friend of Jesus

Song for the week:
All I am – Phil Wickham

If any of this has grabbed your interest and you want to chat about it, then you can reach me on Twitter @peterjshort. I’d love to hear from you.


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