above and beyond

I met a man who was wrongly accused of a murder. He spent over three decades in different prisons, yet he’s not bitter or angry. In that jail, he found his Savior. Now, out in the world, he knows that his life would’ve been so different as he would have continued on a path of destruction and believes he might even be dead had he not had this long trial.

The day he was exonerated a woman approached him with money and a phone prepaid for a whole year of service. It was not just any phone either, but it was the latest and greatest iPhone. Not that it made much difference to him since he had never even used a computer let alone a cell phone. She went above and beyond and makes me want to do more for the desperate and needy. How can you do more for others that are down-and-out in your circle of influence?

Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.” Luke‬ ‭6:30‬ ‭NIV‬‬

This man was humble. He was loving. He said he would not change a thing if it meant not knowing Jesus. Could you say that if you had been in his shoes?

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

What a testimony.

What a blessing to hear his story.

What a reminder that God can use everything and does.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 NIV

Never doubt that your circumstance can be used to draw you to the Lord – let it. He will go above and beyond to pursue your heart if you are open and willing for it to be found.

Be encouraged to know God is no respecter of persons and is waiting for you to answer His call. He created you with purpose and gave you gifts to equip. Seek after Him and desire to be transformed into the likeness of His son.

As you do, day by day you will…


more and more.

What a blessing.

What a plan.

What a great way to spend your time as a human.

Go above and beyond for our Lord.

Check out this previous post: https://bethechurch.home.blog/2019/04/30/be-the-hope-for-the-hopeless/

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