“Let your life be a stepping stone to Christ and not a stumbling block.” 1 Cor. 8:13 & 10:31
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify God who is in heaven." Matt. 5:16
By Steve Trice
"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations." (Chuck Swindoll)
My assistant shared this message with me from Chuck Swindoll, at just the right moment. I had come through what I perceived as a very frustrating and perplexing long term issue, and I was considering allowing the circumstances to cause me to retrench and give up on a passion I believe the Lord has laid on my heart.
During my daily appointment with God in His Word, I meditated on the verses Chuck referenced:
The following is a portion of what God said to me through Charles Spurgeon’s daily devotion for the same date.
“Knock hard this morning, and ask large things of thy generous Lord. Leave not the throne of grace till all thy wants have been spread before the Lord, and until by faith thou hast a comfortable prospect that they shall be all supplied. No bashfulness need retard when Jesus invites. No unbelief should hinder when Jesus promises. No cold-heartedness should restrain when such blessings are to be obtained.” Charles Spurgeon
I believe the Lord has told me clearly to press on and not give up; because He does not lay a passion on the heart of His children that though it may at times seem impossible to usit is not impossible for Him. I am now at rest in Him for the results that He will provide through the work He has given me to do. Praise Him!!
Paul felt the same way when he said, “Indeed, in our hearts I felt the sentence of death.But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God who raises the dead!” 2 Cor. 1:9
Steve Trice is Owner & CEO of Jasco Products Company, an International electronic/electrical distribution company, located in Oklahoma City; he has served as Chair of the CBMC/USA and the CBMC/OKC Board of Directors.