Good morning from Words of Life Evangelism. I am so blessed that you have taken time out of your day to join us again for this letter called regular people.
In our world especially in our western culture it has a become a very widely accepted thought process that God only wants the people that have everything together. That you have to wait until you are perfect before you come to the Lord. This could not be further from the truth as a matter a fact it’s exactly the opposite.
God doesn’t want you to have everything together before you come to Him, Scripture is littered with people that God used that didn’t have it all together. As matter a fact a lot of them were a mess.
God called murders, adulterers, thieves and many others. All these people, God used mightily.
11Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13He went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were fighting with each other; and he said to the offender, “Why are you striking your companion?” 14But he said, “Who made you a prince or a judge over us? Are you intending to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and said, “Surely the matter has become known.”
15When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.
Moses was a Hebrew raised by Pharaoh’s daughter. However he knew he wasn’t an Egyptian you can see that in verse 11. Moses murdered someone. Some people might say that he was defending someone that isn’t murder. Look at it he looked this way and that way then struck the person down. He knew it was wrong because he hid the body, and then he ran when Pharaoh found about it. You see God can use anything or anyone to His glory. Moses ran and he sat down at a well, but at that well is where he met his wife and his father in-law that he worked many years for. It was during his time in Midian that God got him ready to do the call that He placed on Moses life. The call to lead the Israelites out of the bondage and slavery of Egypt. The call to be the greatest prophet ever seen.
Look at King David.
2 Samuel 11:1-18
1In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.
2One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, 3and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” 4Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (Now she was purifying herself from her monthly uncleanness.) Then she went back home. 5The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, “I am pregnant.”
6So David sent this word to Joab: “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” And Joab sent him to David. 7When Uriah came to him, David asked him how Joab was, how the soldiers were and how the war was going. 8Then David said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and wash your feet.” So Uriah left the palace, and a gift from the king was sent after him. 9But Uriah slept at the entrance to the palace with all his master’s servants and did not go down to his house.
10David was told, “Uriah did not go home.” So he asked Uriah, “Haven’t you just come from a military campaign? Why didn’t you go home?”
11Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents,a and my commander Joab and my lord’s men are camped in the open country. How could I go to my house to eat and drink and make love to my wife? As surely as you live, I will not do such a thing!”
12Then David said to him, “Stay here one more day, and tomorrow I will send you back.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next. 13At David’s invitation, he ate and drank with him, and David made him drunk. But in the evening Uriah went out to sleep on his mat among his master’s servants; he did not go home.
14In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. 15In it he wrote, “Put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.”
16So while Joab had the city under siege, he put Uriah at a place where he knew the strongest defenders were. 17When the men of the city came out and fought against Joab, some of the men in David’s army fell; moreover, Uriah the Hittite died.
David made a choice he stayed back while the Israelites army went to fight. In that time he got himself in trouble with more bad choices.
God’s word tells us that David was a man after God’s own heart and throughout 2 Samuel you see that, when David messed up he repented and pleaded with God to forgive him. This time he needed a push to repent.
You see look at it he slept with another man’s wife, got her pregnant, and then devised a plan to kill her husband to cover it up and have her for himself. It took God’s prophet Nathan to call king David out and to help David to see his sin, when David was confronted he fell on his face and repented. He didn’t get off without consequences though, David had to deal with his actions. God didn’t just throw David off to the side though, He still used David because when it says that David was a man after God’s own heart, that means a few things but one of the main things is he had a repentant heart. David is the greatest king that Israel ever had.
These are just two big examples of people that God used even though they were a mess.
You see just because you think you’re not good enough to be used by God, you God doesn’t look at the outside God looks at your heart and He knows better. He knows your heart He has designed everyone for a specific purpose and wants to have a relationship with you. He doesn’t want you to wait until you have it all together.
These examples that we have discussed shows you that God uses everyone. These men weren’t special they were both shepherds Moses was a shepherd after his exile from Egypt, David started out as a shepherd. They were just everyday people like you and me. However because they were willing, God was able to use them.
Moses became the best prophet ever in history, and David was the best king Israel ever had. These men had some major issues but God still used them. God loves us, God wants to use us.
God will use anyone who is willing to be used. God wants to use you, God wants to have a relationship with you. He is trying everything He can to get your attention.
Are you listening?
Are you willing?
God is calling you whether it is to have a relationship with Him as Lord and savior, or maybe you have a relationship with Him but you’ve just been struggling with what He has called you to do.
What ever your story God’s waiting to help. God is waiting for you to save you and lead you forward.
God is waiting for you to seek Him for the direction that He wants you to go if you’re willing.
As always know that I am praying for you, and if you ever have a need for me to pray with you or if you just have a question or you just want to talk get hold of me. I am so blessed that you have joined us today and look forward to spending time with you again next time.
God wants a relationship with you don’t wait.
God wants to use you if you’re willing seek Him out.
God uses regular people all the time.
Remember: God loves you and so do I.
God Bless you.
Adam M. Losekamp (Evangelist)
Words of Life Evangelism