Can God Really Use Me?


From the "God is so Cool" department:
I sometimes (often) feel altogether wortheless as far as a servant of
God. But I can't see everything he's doing.

Links in the Chain

Edward Kimball was determined to win his Sunday school
class to Christ. A teenager named Dwight Moody tended to fall asleep on
Sundays, but Kimball, undeterred, set out to reach him at work. His
heart was pounding as he entered the store where the young man worked.
"I put my hand on his shoulder, and as I leaned over I placed my foot
upon a shoebox. I asked him to come to Christ.” But Kimball left
thinking he had botched the job. Moody, however, left the store that
day a new person and eventually became the most prominent evangelist in
America. On June 17, 1873, Moody arrived in Liverpool, England, for a
series of crusades. The meetings went poorly at first, but then the dam
burst and blessings began flowing. Moody visited a Baptist chapel
pastored by a scholarly man named F. B. Meyer, who at first disdained
the American&rsquos unlettered preaching. But Meyer was soon
transfixed and transformed by Moody&rsquos message. At
Moody&rsquos invitation, Meyer toured America. At Northfield Bible
Conference, he challenged the crowds saying, &ldquoIf you are not
willing to give up everything for Christ, are you willing to be made
willing?” That remark changed the life of a struggling young minister
named J. Wilber Chapman. Chapman proceeded to become a powerful
traveling evangelist in the early 1900s, and he recruited a converted
baseball player named Billy Sunday. Under Chapman&rsquos eye,
Sunday became one of the most spectacular evangelists in American
history. His campaign in Charlotte, North Carolina, produced a group of
converts who continued praying for another such visitation of the
Spirit. In 1934 they invited evangelist Mordecai Ham to conduct a
citywide crusade. On October 8th Ham, discouraged, wrote a prayer to
God on the stationery of his Charlotte hotel: "Lord, give us a
Pentecost here.  Pour out thy Spirit tomorrow." His prayer was
answered beyond his dreams when a Central High School student named
Billy Graham gave his heart to Jesus. And Edward Kimball thought he had
botched the job

I am not praying just for these followers. I am also
praying for everyone else who will have faith because of what my
followers will say about me. I want all of them to be one with each
other, just as I am one with you and you are one with me.
John 17:20,21

Source:(a Morgan, Robert J. On This Day
: 265 Amazing and Inspiring Stories About Saints, Martyrs & Heroes.
electronic ed., June 17. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000,
c1997.)