Use Me…

31 Dec

A couple of years ago, we were challenged to write our “bucket list” of things we would want to accomplish before we die. I wrote down the top ten most important things that were in my heart at the time. One of those things, ranked somewhere around number 5 on that list was “To lead someone else to Christ.”

Honestly, I never really thought that I, of all people, would be used for something like that. After a lifetime of belligerent denial of any kind of God, I didn’t expect that God would have any desire to “USE ME” for anything except maybe poster child for how NOT to love God.

Although I didn’t believe that bucket list item would happen for me, I prayed and asked God to USE ME. Father, use me for YOUR glory. Father, use me to bring others into relationship with you. Father, use me to reach people that others may not be able to reach.

Much to my surprise… GOD USED ME.

God gave me the faith that if I would trust Him and invite people to church that normally do not attend church, share with non-believers about how God has changed me and what He has done in my life, and pray with and for people who did not have that relationship with Christ, that He would show up. As a result of my faith, I have had a front row seat to the moment of repentance and salvation for several people, watching them surrender their lives to Christ  and ask His forgiveness.

Watching that transformation take place in a couple teenager’s lives was amazing. Watching that transformation recently take place in my own brother’s life has knocked me to the floor.

GOD IS SO GOOD and I am so honored to be used.

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