If we’re ready to give up on God, then know this that God isn’t ready to give up on us. With everything coming against us in life, God wants us to know that He still has great and wonderful plans for our lives.
We may not sense this reality because of what we’re going through at the moment, or what we’ve been going through for some time. Maybe we have an illness or disease. Maybe we’re financially in trouble, or are relationally devastated. But God can still do great things through us.
The Apostle Paul knew and experienced this reality. Somewhere in his journeys he contracted a debilitating disease that kept him from doing what he thought he needed to do, but the Lord told him differently.
“Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:8-10)
While jailed in Rome the Apostle Paul wrote, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
No matter what we’re going through, God isn’t finished with us. God has great plans for our lives, plans to prosper us, and to give us a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).
God isn’t finished with us yet.
Living Waters will be hosting a special seminar on discovering each person’s giftedness on Friday & Saturday, January 10th & 11th. Living Grace Fellowship out of Las Vegas will be the presenters, and have had great success within the church. This is the seminar to attend if you are looking to find out how God has uniquely gifted you.
They will be working from the book, “Discover Your God-Given Gifts.” The cost is $10 for the workbook. Living Waters Fellowship will cover all other costs including light snacks throughout, and a continental breakfast, and a lunch by Café Rio on Saturday.
Please RSVP or get further information at 702-346-8558.
Dennis Lee is the senior pastor of Living Waters Fellowship at 211 West First South, suites C-F, behind ACE Hardware. Sunday service times are 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., and please pardon our dust as we are putting in a new sanctuary and redoing the facility.