Monday, 19 September 2011

Waiting for that damp fleece?


What you meant for evil God used for good.
Genesis 50 20






Before I went to church I had a discussion with my son about waiting for a sign before making a decision. Many people are telling me I should become a teacher. I was telling him that I feel that if it’s the right decision the way will be made easy for me. Over the past fifteen years I haven’t got a single job by interview, I’ve prayed and waited and at the right time someone has needed me. 


My son had a different point of view that God can use our mistakes and bad choices for good. He said I shouldn’t waste my time waiting for a damp fleece! 
(I had to look that up, it was Gideon asking for a sign before a battle).
And he said God can use our bad choices because he already knows the future.



Then in church today, the story of Joseph in Genesis. The brothers, selling Joseph for a slave, living for years with the burden of guilt and their father’s grief. Then finally all reunited and reconciled, God uses what they meant for evil to continue the story of the Israelites and prepare the way for Moses.


The Pastor talked about how God can use broken people with all their flaws and baggage to advance the kingdom. That God doesn’t use perfect people, he perfects people. 


My Great Uncle used to always advise “ a firm decision in good faith”.
  I’m not waiting for a damp fleece. But please God I would like a bit of a nudge?


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. Romans 8:28



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6 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful message of hope. God uses the messy people. He turns their mess in to a message. A message that can heal others. Thank goodness God qualifies the called and not the other way around!:) Glad to be a new follower:)

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  2. thank you Kelli, for your encouragement. And I love the way you put it as I am definitely a messy person!

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  3. Thanks so much for popping over to my blog today. You had a question about butter. 1/2 cup of butter is 4 ounces of butter, or 1/4 of a pound of butter. Does that help?

    I'm off to pop around your place a bit.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  4. Thanks for coming to visit Glenda.I'm going to try your yummy cake recipe tomorrow.

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  5. I popped over from Glenda's to say that you should get your fingers out of the butter and use two butter knives to cut the pastry...
    I enjoyed your post here...such an important scripture that God intends for good... yes.

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  6. Thanks Jeanette. I teach cooking and normally get the students to start with a knife (altho' there's always one trying to rub in a big slab of butter!)and we do cool our fingers under the cold tap but two knives sounds like the way to go!

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