Hello Amazing Reader,
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On our review slate today is the book, The Man God Uses by Oswald J. Smith. It’s our current read on the book club and every member of the community testifies to its timeliness. Although, it was written in the 19th century, it is so timely that one could almost think otherwise. Except that it is written in an older version of English, you’d probably never guess that it was published over 100 years ago.
Most often, at the beginning of the year, we set goals to be better persons in as many areas as possible. Spiritually, we even pray, God make me a (wo)man after your heart. However, one thing we rarely do is to search our hearts to identify what we need to do on our end of the bargain. Our side of the deal entails opening ourselves up to the Holy Ghost and asking ourselves some hard questions, such as:
Do we truly love God? Is our walk with Him consistently growing?
Is there anything different about our lives that attracts others to God?
Are we consumed with church dogmas and activities, but don’t have a personal relationship with Christ?
Do we live by God’s standards, or have we adopted the world’s standards?
Having answered these questions, you are probably wondering if you are now correctly positioned for His use. According to the author, the man God uses is one who:
- Has but one great purpose in life.
- By God’s grace has removed every hindrance from his life.
- Placed himself absolutely at God’s disposal.
- Has learned to prevail in prayer.
- Is a student of the Word.
- Has a vital, living message for a lost world.
- Is a man of faith, who expects results.
- Works in the Anointing of the Holy Spirit.
I’ll pause here, so you can ponder on these.
I’d also like to invite you to join the concluding review of this book at our book club meeting on Saturday, 11th February 2023. It holds at 7 pm (WAT). This link gets you in. We look forward to having you join us.
God’s blessings always,