ORPHAN…OR ANGEL?

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Have you ever said, “God, let me be a blessing?”  and then two seconds later wonder how God could ever use YOU to bless ANYONE?!  Well, He can.  I want to share with you how God used someone today.

There is a young man that my cousins bring to church twice a week.  He lives in a boys home and has for the past 5 years.  (We’ll call him “Jack” because of an inside joke we have.)  He has no family, no real place to even call home. I’m sure there could have been many occasions (in his circumstance) where he could feel like and even convince himself that God couldn’t use Him.  Hopefully he has never felt that way…maybe he has always known that God could and would use him to be a blessing to someone else.  Either way, today at church I was a witness to God doing just that and it just so happened to be me!

While my husband was preaching, he referenced Jeremiah 29:11, and he mentioned to the congregation that it was my favorite verse.  After service was over, that young man walked by, gave me his bracelet and simply smiled and said, “read it” and walked off.  There they were in bold letters, the words from Jeremiah 29:11, “I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord”.  He was gone and out of sight… like an angel…before I could even thank him.  So Thank you “Jack” for allowing God to use you today to be such a blessing to me.

Each of us has something that God wants to use to bless someone else.  What do you have?  Are you willing to give it away?

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11

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