Friends in Low Places

Sometimes help comes from unlikely places.

I was studying Joshua Chapter 2 this week. In this chapter, Joshua had sent two spies into Jericho. The King sought to capture the spies, but Joshua’s men were hidden by Rahab….a prostitute.

A prostitute.

I have two takeaways from this passage of scripture…

1) God uses unlikely people to carry out good work for the Kingdom. A prostitute. A tax collector (Luke 19). An adulterer (John 8). A murderer (Acts 9). We should never doubt our ability to be a vessel for God’s work!

2) God doesn’t care about our past. He is focused on our future. He is concerned about our potential. He loves a repentant heart. No matter what sin we’ve committed or bad choices we’ve made- God loves us anyway. We need to embrace this love and grace…and boldly look for ways to share love and the good news of Jesus.

My prayer this week is to find clarity for my purpose. I want to get beyond my shame and brokenness and become a better disciple for Jesus.

And please let me know how I may pray for you.

God bless.

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4 thoughts on “Friends in Low Places

  1. Teresa Jackson says:

    This is so true!! His love is unconditional yet, we as humans have a hard time not judging or holding grudges about the past life. Thank you for this inspiration. I also want to walk more like Jesus every day.

  2. Catherine Turner says:

    Become little. Once we become smaller than we think we are, we become more humble and able to hear Jesus. Often, a Father will say, “shhhhh. just listen”. Sometimes we don’t take the time to listen to what He wants us to do. I try this everyday, as I arise. Jesus, what do you want of me today, I ask.
    You are a wonderful Disciple of Jesus. You inspire greatness. My thoughts are that He is very pleased with your joy in helping all of God’s children. God bless your day! Catherine

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