"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

April 29, 2008

Wednesdays in the Word

I love how powerful the Word of God is. I love that it can heal our hearts and change our perspectives.

I experienced a huge disappointment last week and my heart was heavy for days but the Lord used two verses to give me hope. I love how He does that!

He gave me hope in a 'Holy However,' as I like to call it now.

I was reading in Acts 4 about Peter and John who were preaching to a great crowd of people and right in the middle of it, they were arrested and were put in jail. It says the Sadducees were "greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead and they laid hands on them...." As discouraging as that might have been it wasn't the end of the story...
Because it says "However, many of the those who heard the word believed and the number of men came to be about five thousand." Acts 4:4 ~Awesome!

That 'However' reminded me of what God can do to change a situation. So now, I'm going to view that disappointment through the eyes of faith and look for it to turn into a 'Holy However.'

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Rom.8:28



Susan said...

I will also be praying for your Holy However. I like the way you have looked at the situation in this light. I will try to remember this next time I have something happen the way I think it shouldn't.
Great post and great insight.

Sniz said...

What a wonderful, awesome, encouraging post!

- Sniz

PS, Thanks for weighing in about my curtains!

Jamie said...

I needed a "Holy However" today!!! Thanks for your great words of encouragement!! Love you, Becky!