I recently spoke with a man about him having to pay out-of-pocket his parole officer in order to remain out of prison for the next 5 months. I personally thought that idea was ridiculous. I asked the Christian man whether he realized that Jesus paid it all on the cross for him. He seemed to think that his parole officer wouldn't care about it though. However, I sang a few words of the song, "Jesus paid it all...All to Him, I owe..." before leaving and telling him "Good night!"
That man does not owe a parole officer money. Unfortunately, he wasn't receptive to the truth of God's word at that moment though. He owes everything to Jesus! Now, I am praying for him and others who find themselves in similar situations to get a true revelation of what Jesus actually did on the cross for them. We don't owe people anything but the love of Jesus. However, we owe Jesus everything---our minds, our hearts, our whole beings, our very lives.
You know...Everyone has the opportunity to tell people about Jesus. Every situation that people temporarily experience in life is to not only share our stories with others but to share His story with others.
Don't miss the opportunity to tell and share with others. It may also be exactly the way God delivers you from some or possibly all of the situations in your life. I cannot help but think that is what God wants to accomplish in this particular man, his specific situation, and his life.
Those type of natural circumstances are not only to draw closer to God but to also learn and grow more spiritually. He uses those temporary circumstances to develop more of His character in us, more of our faith, more patience, more endurance, etc. It is all for our good, His purpose, and His glory.
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