I am currently watching the machine gun preacher and I paused in the middle to write this as I couldn’t wait any long. The song ‘amazing grace, how sweet thy sound, that saved a wretch like me. I was once lost, but now I’m found. I was blind, but now I see’ keeps popping into my head. This song has more meaning to me now more than ever. This guy is an ex-convict, was a drug addict, a violent human being and all these skills he learnt while he was lost, He’s using it to help people get saved now that He’s found.
It made me think of how many times I have thought myself not worthy to be saved because of my sins and my past mistakes. You see God uses the bad in you to bring out the best of HIM in you and others. So, the bad in you is actually the road to the good in you.
It made me think of how I take the life I have for granted. This little girl was shot and she was asking ‘what she did to deserve that?’ Oh, that made me think ‘what did I do to deserve being so privileged?’ I am not better than that little girl. I am not the holiest of all, or the most faithful Christian. I have been drowned in lust, gossip, lies, fornication, and all manner of sins and sometimes, actually recently, I still participated in them. So what makes me better than the little girl who doesn’t know right from wrong? I definitely am not, but somehow, God sees it fit to give me the life He has given me.
It just occurred to me that instead of asking God why He saved me, I should be using the life I have to introduce salvation to someone else. You never really live life if you do not do something for someone who couldn’t do it without you. We need to realise that we are not in this world for ourselves; we are in this world for others.
And Jesus said; it is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous but the sinners to repentance – Luke 5:31
PS. If you live in Bradford, the church I attend is having this praise night thing that starts at 5pm:
Venue: Chapel of His Glory, 50 Nelson Street, Bradford. West Yorkshire. BD5 0DD