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Perfectly and Purposefully Made

In recent weeks we have been reminded by two different individuals that you do not have to be physically perfect or mentally whole to be used of God.  As a matter of fact, God makes it clear that He takes pleasure in using the weak, the unwise and even the disabled for His honor and Glory (I Corinthians 1:20-29).  What a relief to know that God wants to use me just the way that I am!
On Sunday, November 6th we read a testimonial from a college basketball player who shared how that God used our daughter Amber to touch his heart.   Through the years God has repeatedly used Amber’s disability to convict and motivate others in their walk with the Lord.  Isn’t it just like God to use a little girl that cannot see, walk, talk or even understand to change the lives of others.  Needless to say, we are proud parents!
This Sunday Bernadette Todd will be our special guest.  Doctors once said Bernadette Todd would not live past the age of eight due to an infantile form of Muscular Dystrophy but God had other plans for this remarkable lady. In the face of a daunting childhood plagued with physical pain, being the target of relentless ridicule and personal ostracism, Bernadette pushed back against seemingly insurmountable obstacles and emerged triumphant.
Bernadette has not allowed her disability to keep her from fulfilling God’s calling upon her life.  In the past few years, Bernadette has traveled to many countries around the world, including the Philippines, Hong Kong, India and Bolivia, sharing her testimony.The truth is that Amber and Bernadette are not mistakes. They are God’s perfect creation, formed exactly the way that He wants them to be.  That truth is clearly seen in Psalm 139:13-16

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.  Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!  our workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.  You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born.  Every day of my life was recorded in your book.  Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

I don’t know how these two ladies testimonies affect you, but they challenge me.  If two beautiful ladies that struggle with disabilities can be used of God to powerfully share the message of the Gospel, don’t you think that God can use us as well?  Let me challenge you to follow in Amber and Bernadette’s footsteps – allow God to fulfil His purpose and plan for your life!

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