weekly devotions to refresh your soul by Dr. Dan Bolin - May 2, 2023
Don’t assume you have to be extraordinary to be used by God. You don’t have to have exceptional gifts, talents, abilities, or connections. God specializes in using ordinary people whose limitations and weaknesses make them ideal showcases for His greatness and glory. - Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
One of my finest employees could neither read nor write.
Despite this weakness, she was hard-working, responsible, and loyal. She soon became the manager of her department. She expected a lot from her staff, and they loved her. She was courageous enough to share with me her perspectives on some of my questionable leadership decisions.
She was ingenious and worked around her literacy weakness. She did not allow that one glaring issue to define her or limit her effectiveness.
The Apostle Paul knew a little about weakness. He had an unknown problem that could have limited his ministry. Scripture tells us Paul prayed three times for his problem to go away, God replied, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Paul’s response was classic: “Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
This exceptional former employee passed away a few weeks ago, and so did the weaknesses that limited her earthly life. Don’t allow a perceived weakness to limit or define you. Rely on God’s power and remember Jesus’ words to Paul – and all of us: My grace is sufficient for you.
Author & President
Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc.
Special thanks to the following camps for their generous support and partnership with camps in Brazil!
WIth their help, Refueling in Flight Ministries just sent funds to sponsor 25 camp membership incentives.
Covid hit CCI-Brazil hard! The funds will be used to provide a $150 gift card from a national sporting goods store to every camp that joins before their national conference next May. That amount corresponds to CCI-Brazil’s annual membership fee and will create a tangible motivation to join (or re-join).
Camp Cho-Yeh. Camp Gilead. Camp Peniel. Camp Sugar Pine. Camp Tejas. Camp Timber-lee. Camp Zion. Carolina Creek. Deerfoot. Glorieta Camps. Grace Adventures. Hartland Christian Camp. Inspiration Point. Mile High Pines. New Life Ranch. Salvation Army Redwood Glen. Sky Ranch. Warm Beach Camp. Wind River Ranch