Your Life in God’s Hands

Acts 9
Matthew 4
1 Samuel 1

Petros was just an ordinary fisherman, how did he become one of the super heroes of the Bible?

The basis of this article came from an illustration in a sermon from Pastor Lee of the Launceston Korean church.

A small stone is a pretty ordinary thing.
Mostly we just do very ordinary things with them.
Spread them on our garden, skip them on water, occasionally keep a pretty looking one.
But in the hands of David, a single stone was used to kill the giant Goliath and to deliver Israel from her enemies.

To most of us, a shepherds staff is just a stick. We wouldn’t even know how to herd sheep with one if we had to.
But in the hands of Moses, a “stick” was used to part the Red Sea!
And to split a rock in the desert, and have water gush out.

When it comes down to it, even if the thing is something otherwise unimportant, ordinary, everyday…
It all comes down to whose hands it is in.

Like your life. Or mine.
They’re pretty much just like everyone else’s. We’re born, we live, we die.
Hopefully we do something useful along the way, but mostly we just live our lives like everyone else does.

But what if it was put into God’s hands?
What could he do with it?
Your life could end up absolutely remarkable.

Petros was just a fisherman, like hundreds of other Galileans.
Pretty much what we call “a nobody”.
But his life was used massively by God, and he’s literally world famous, even 2,000 years later.
There is no reason your life can’t be as remarkable as his if you just pass it over to God and let him do what he wants with it.

Paulus was a pretty smart guy. But his life was going totally against the God he thought he was serving!
Until God met with him and was given control of his life.
Imagine comparing notes with Paulus one day and saying, “yeah, me too” all the time.
It’s not fantasy. That could really happen for you.

If you are really willing to pass your life over into God’s total control…
Only then can he make it an extraordinary, outstanding, amazing life.
The kind of life you always wished you could have.
The kind of life you dreamed you would have.
The kind of life you thought you were going to have, but it just hasn’t worked out.

Give it to him now, and let him make something amazing of it while there’s still time.

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