GdCalThis is something I sent to a friend who asked I pray for God to use them for His glory. If you are considering God’s call, I want you to know the truth up front so you won’t be surprised one day. This is what I sent him…

I have thought a lot about your prayer request. Prayed about it today as I exercised… and want to encourage you (Though it may not seem like it at first). These thoughts come from one who is (Hopefully by God’s grace) where you said you want to be… in ministry for God’s glory. Indeed you have a noble desire. With your desire as my basis, please prayerfully consider the following. Meditate long and hard on them… with your wife and family.

1. Before God will use you greatly, He will humble you deeply. God never uses anyone He doesn’t first break…

2. The only way God is glorified is through the suffering of His children (Phil 1:29; 2 Cor 11:23-28; 2 Tim 3:12). Click and read all the links please. Read them SLOWLY.

3. The path you are considering is one of absolute sacrifice (Luke 9:23; 14:26-28; Mt 8:19-22)

4. Expect for your faith to be severely tested (Lk 22:31-35) {And that of your family… in many diverse ways)

5. You are choosing the way of Christ (Heb 2:10; 13:12-13; 2 Cor 1:5; 1 Per 4:13-14)

6. As a result, great will be your eternal reward (Mt 5:9-10; 2 Cor 4:17; 1 Peter 5:10)

7.  Philippians 1:21-24!

Last, contemplate this message long and hard with MUCH prayer! CLICK HERE

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Praying for you!