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August 13, 2014

Grabbing Opportunies and Entrusting the Results to God

by Dave Malnes

How can they call on Him unless they believe in Him?  How can they believe in Him unless they hear about Him?  How can they hear about Him unless someone preaches to them?  And how can anyone preach without being sent?  It is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:14-15)

My eldest son recently graduated from college and is now looking for a “real” job. The opportunities for recent graduates are slim with openings coming far and few between. He keeps watch at various job searches and postings and as an opportunity arises, he applies and gets his resume in – leaving the rest in God’s hands. Isn’t that how our witnessing goes? We keep our eyes and ears open to opportunities with various people in our lives, and when the opportunities arise, we plant the seeds, then leave the rest in God’s hands. Sometimes it seems like those opportunities are far and few between, but we just need to persevere and keep at it. Unlike my son who I am sure will land that job one of these days – he’ll be a great hire!! – with our seed planting, we may never “land” that soul, or at least see the that soul find faith in Jesus – God may give that privilege to someone else. But that does not stop us from continuing to persevere, looking for those opportunities, and planting those seeds.

“Dear Jesus, before You left this earth, You gave us a command – Go and make disciples! You have called each of us to be Your ambassadors – to preach the good news to those You have put in our lives. That’s me – I have been “sent” – and that means that I have beautiful feet! Thank You for the promise that You attach to that directive – You will always be with me – always! LORD, as people share their faith with family, friends, co-workers – fill them with Your Spirit, bless their words, strengthen their faith, and may their efforts of seed planting yield a 100-fold harvest!! Keep my eyes and ears open to the opportunities to share my faith with those You have placed in my life – may I take hold of those opportunities and leave the results in Your hands. Thank You for always being with me – Thank You for giving me faith! Amen.”

Guest Blogger: Lori Malnes

 

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