by Benjamin Munsell on April 28, 2022



Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith TO BE CONTENT. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and IN ALL THINGS I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME. Philippians 4:11-13. When you read a magazine and look at the advertising, or watch TV and see the ads, isn't it interesting that all the people portrayed in these commercials seem to look pretty much close to perfect? No visible flaws, perfect hair, just the right person for that type of ad, everything is just right. And most of the time they seem too phony to be real. And if you measure yourself up against them, you'll always fall short. WELL FOLKS, THIS IS NOT SO IN THE LORD'S ARMY AS WE BATTLE VICTORIOUSLY FOR THE SOULS OF MEN. When you come to Christ in Service to Him, He'll use you exactly as you are. Whether you're fat or skinny, tall or short, a brand-new baby Believer or a well-seasoned mature Follower of Christ, HE'LL USE YOU JUST AS YOU ARE. The Lord has a job for you to do EXACTLY suited for a person with your Abilities, Faith and Trust. When He offers you a job to do, you, in Christ, are His first choice to get the job done right. And when you even blindly say, "Yes Lord, let's do this", He's so generous He'll throw in a hefty dose of Peace that passes understanding, and a Heart full of Joy. It's so much Peace and Joy that all fear gets pushed off the map, nowhere to be found. And when the job is done, the next job will be a little harder just to Grow your Faith and Obedience even a little more than last time. And not too far down the road the phrase, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me", becomes so Real and True to you that Satan has no hold of FEAR over you. In your Spirit, his lies flash like neon lights so brightly that you'll wonder why EVERYONE doesn't see them. TRUST JESUS, and, Be Blessed.