Just Ordinary People

hobbitHonestly, I don’t know why the Lord chose to work through certain people in the Bible in profound and even miraculous ways. However, I do know this. Most of those people were just like you and me. They were just everyday human beings like us. They weren’t super-wealthy. They were not elected by popular vote. They were not generally the most intellectually astute nor the ones with the highest levels of education. They had good days and bad days. They trusted and they doubted. They believed and they wondered. They struggled with fears and heartaches and disappointments, just like we do. Yet in the midst of their everydayness, God worked in and through their lives, just as He wants to do with us. Although they were flesh-and-blood human beings like you and me, the Lord did miraculous works at their hands. Actually, I think God does some of His best work through humble, ordinary folks.

Have you ever noticed that this type of person is the kind that God prefers? He doesn’t generally go after the ones who are full of themselves. And even when He does choose the proud person, He generally humbles them before He uses them. (Think of Peter, for example.)

“But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God” (1 Corinthians 1:27-29).

Maybe God will do something extraordinary through a regular person like you today.

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