Advancing The Cause

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For Saturday January 28, 2023

Mark 5:19
Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you.

The thirty-four-year-old general was striking and handsome, with blue eyes and reddish hair. Major General George McClellan gave the impression of strength and vigor, and as one historian said, “Dashing about on a magnificent horse, he seemed omnipresent” on the battlefield. He had a brilliant mind, and when Abraham Lincoln told him that the supreme command of the army was on his shoulders, he responded, “I can do it all.” But he actually did very little; for all his organization and personal charisma, he seemed unable to advance his forces or to attack. Finally Lincoln gave up on him, saying, “If General McClellan does not want to use the army, I would like to borrow it for a while.”

Many Christians are well equipped, well trained, and well financed. No generation of believers has ever been more affluent or had more tools, more plans, or more programs. But are we really attacking the enemy and advancing the cause? Are we winning our friends to Christ? Are we witnessing for Him?

God has placed us where we are in order to reach those around us and tell them what He has done in our lives.

I tell you when the Spirit of God is on us for service, resting upon us,
we are anointed, and then we can do great things.


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David Jeremiah, Turning Points with God: 365 Daily Devotions (Tyndale, 2014)
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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