Be ready for God to use you
September 11, 2009
"… And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"
Years ago, the legendary preacher Billy Sunday led a great crusade in North Carolina. A group of visiting farmers who had heard him preach were so inspired that they wanted him to come to their city.
So they began to pray that God would send Billy Sunday and revival to their community. But Mr. Sunday couldn't come. So they invited a Baptist evangelist by the name of Mordecai Ham to come and preach at their crusade.
One evening of that revival meeting, a long, lanky teenage boy came to the service with some of his buddies, and there was no place in the whole tent for them to sit. So the smart usher put them in the choir loft where there were a few empty chairs.
Having heard Mordecai Ham preach the gospel, that young man came to faith in Jesus Christ. His name was Billy Graham. And as you know, Billy Graham has changed the world for Jesus Christ.
Now, I'm pretty sure you've heard of Billy Graham, and you may have even heard of Billy Sunday. But I'm guessing that you've never heard of Mordecai Ham, the man who brought the message of salvation to Billy Graham.
You see, God is in control of history, and God is in control of your history. And if you allow him to, he will use you to do extraordinary things for him… like he did in the life of Mordecai Ham.
So be faithful. Be ready. You never know how God may use you in the life of another!
IF YOU ALLOW HIM TO, GOD WILL USE YOU TO DO
EXTRAORDINARY THINGS FOR HIM.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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