CHARLES KIRBY ​​​​​​

 

 

 

 

 

Blog 293 for November 26, 2022

 

 

 

Psalm 119:71-72 “My troubles turned out all for the best…they forced me to learn from your textbook. Truth from your mouth means more to me than striking it rich in a gold mine.” (MSG)

 

 

Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you, depending on how you respond to them. Unfortunately, most people fail to see how God wants to use problems for good in their lives. They act foolishly and resent their problems rather than pause to consider what benefit they might bring. Here are some ways God wants to use problems in your life. 

 

  1. GOD USES PROBLEMS TO DIRECT US
  • Sometimes God must light a fire under you and me to get us moving. Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change our ways. Is God trying to get our attention? “Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways.” {Proverbs 20:30}

 

    2.  GOD USES PROBLEMS TO INSPECT US

 

  • People are like tea bags. If you want to know what is inside, then just drop them in hot water. Has God ever tested your faith with a problem? What do problems reveal about us? “When you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, because you know that these troubles test our faith, and this will give you patience.” James 1:2-3 (NCV)

 

     3.  GOD USES PROBLEMS TO PERFECT US

 

  • Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders. God is far more interested in your character than in your comfort. There are only 2 things you are going to take with you into eternity…

  • Your relationship

  • Your character

 

Conclusion: Here is the point in this message: God is at work in your life…even when you do not recognize it or understand it. But it is much easier and profitable when you cooperate with Him.

 

 

Charles Kirby

 

 

 

 

 

Click HERE to send a private email to

Dr. Kirby

To call him:  1-863-425-9303

 

 

 

 

 

 

BESS KIRBY  

 

 

 

 

 

Blog 293 for November 26, 2022

 

 

 

 (1)  HE is no respecter of persons.  He uses people like David, a shepherd boy; Moses, a man who stuttered; Simon Peter and Andrew, mere fishermen; Matthew, a tax collector; Lydia, a woman with a retail business; Mary, the mother of Jesus, a teenager; Daniel, a dreamer.  Now add your name to the list. No one is excluded. I’m adding my name to the list; Bess, a simple helper. 

 

 

(2)  HE answers all sorts of prayers.  In Matthew 8, Jesus said to the leper, “I am willing; be cleansed.”  He rebukes the winds and calms the sea.  And to the Centurion, Jesus said, “I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel."  In Matthew 9, Jesus said to the man sick of the palsy, “Arise and walk." For what are you praying? HE can do anything. I’m praying for the completion of a difficult journey. Add your prayer request.  HE’S the same yesterday, today, and in all the tomorrows.

 

 

(3)  HE performs all types of miracles.  In Matthew 8, HE healed a leper and a demon-possessed man, a paralyzed servant, and a fevered mother, and HE calmed a great tempest.  In Matthew 9, Jesus healed a paralytic, raised a dead daughter, healed a woman with an issue of blood, and opened the eyes of a blind man. As you reflect on your past miracles, praise HIM. And, whatever your miracle need is today, pray, believe; and rest assured that God has a wonderful answer for you. I’ve already turned in my miracle request. What a comfort to know and love our God.

 

 

WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE.  He can hear our prayers and answer them.  He can send a miracle our way from His throne room. He is our awesome LORD.  Give Him praise today!  I am praising Him right now.  HE is so worthy of our praise.   

 

 

Bess

 

Click HERE to send a private email to

Bess

To call him:  1-863-425-9303