John 13

John 13 talks about Simon Peter denying Crist Jesus 3 times. I don’t know about you all but I have denied what Christ has asked of me on multiple occasions. Not because I don’t want to, it’s that I don’t feel worthy or strong enough. What I have realized over the years however is that our God will build you up slowly over time. Take my patience for instance. I used to blow up when I had to wait for something. I hadn’t any patience what so ever and if I didn’t get what I wanted I would force it to happen. Having God in my heart makes me slower to anger. I’m not saying that my anger is totally gone but I don’t instantly grab that anger anymore. Instead of getting mad that minute I’m able to hold off for months at a time with the Holy Spirits lead. Just like anything in life we need to be trained and there is a time for everything. God is working on me every second of every day and with that I grow into the man He wants me to be. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t feel as though you can do something God Asks. I do ask that you keep in mind that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Philippians 4:13. Dear, kind Heavenly Father, we have a chance today to be better Christians than we were the day before. We are not worthy to loosen the straps of your sandals and yet you have chosen us to be your disciples. Help us by giving us the strength to do what we think is impossible, making us stronger Christians. We thank you for this strength and ask for your forgiveness in our failures. In Jesus name we pray Amen.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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