God Wants


God wants to Change You more than He wants to change Your Circumstances.

Max Lacado says it this way, “The circumstances we ask God to change are often the circumstances God is using to change us.”

Have you ever begged God to change your circumstance? Your not alone, I sure have. Broken marriage, extended illness, work situation and the list goes on. It wears you down. You ask God what He’s up to? It could be several things. Go Here.

 

It Costs Nothing To Help Someone

A man who pushed a disabled woman home after her wheelchair broke down is being praised for his compassion. 

Bilal Quintyne, 24, of Smyrna, Ga., was recently headed out for a morning jog with a friend, when he saw a woman in an electric wheelchair stranded on the side of the main road. Her chair’s engine had died, leaving one of her wheels dug into the busy street and the other planted on the sidewalk. 

“She asked if I could call for help and I said, ‘I’m in good shape. Where is your house? I’ll take you myself,’” Quintyne, an amateur boxer, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. The young man removed his shirt and began pushing the woman down the road, fighting the 90-degree heat.

A video of the gesture, shot by Quintyne’s friend, was posted on Facebook, where it sparked 2.7 million views. “God’s Plan. God’s Work. Her battery gave out and she didn’t know how she was getting home,” Quintyne wrote on the post. “God blessed me with an able body. So WE pulled her home. A mile or not I wouldn’t go home until she was home. Period.”

The pair didn’t chat much on the 30-minute trek home, but when they finally reached the woman’s home, Quintyne inquired where she was headed before getting stuck. “When I learned she was on her way to the grocery store, I offered to go food shopping for her, but she wouldn’t allow me,” he says. “She was crying, very grateful, and said that many people had driven by without stopping to help.”

Quintyne, a father to a 4-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter explains, “I was doing my job as a man. There’s so much hatred in the world and it costs nothing to love someone. My only goal in sharing this is to restore the values we’ve lost as people.” 

After the grueling hike, Quintyne wasn’t too tired. He parted ways with the woman and went straight to the gym. 

https://www.facebook.com/ABCNews/videos/10157346207058812/

Learn To Forgive

Unforgiveness doesn’t punish the person who hurt you – it keeps you from moving on to what God wants for your life.  It works like a prison and holds YOU captive!  Give yourself the freedom to let go and move on.

In the Bible, Joseph had many people to blame and lots of reasons to be angry but he chose to forgive.

But Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in God’s place?
 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive. 21 So, therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them. Genesis 50:19-21

In The News

I don’t normally watch TV much less the MTV Music Awards but I saw on the news, Chris Pratt, star in the new Jurassic World Movie, was awarded the Generation Award last Saturday.  His acceptance speech had some wise words of wisdom including:

“God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do.”

“Learn to pray. It’s easy. It’s so good for your soul.”

While not all his tips were perfect – the fact He acknowledged God and prayer from such a high-profile stage was pretty amazing.  We are all under construction!