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“He did not doubt God’s promises in unbelief; rather, he was empowered by faith and gave glory to God.” (Romans 4:20)
In scripture, Abraham’s circumstances were beyond his control. He was way too old to have a child, but God promised him that he would have a son. What did he do while he was waiting? Scripture says, “He grew strong in faith by giving praise to God.” He got up every morning and said, “Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You that my baby is on its way. Thank You that You are faithful to Your Word.” He kept thanking God for what he heard in his spirit, and eventually, the promise came to pass.
“Is anything too hard for the LORD? . . .” (Genesis 18:14)
One day, we were in the backyard on a beautiful, sunny day. We were just enjoying the blue sky when all of the sudden, out of nowhere, it began to rain even though there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. It was as blue as can be. The sun was out and very bright. But for about three minutes, there was this downpour. We thought, “Where in the world is this rain coming from?”
One summer while we were on vacation, I asked the hotel bellman for directions to a certain church in the area that we had heard about and wanted to visit that morning. The bellman was a young man in his early teens, happy-go-lucky, working the weekend shift, and probably not making much more than minimum wage. He said, “The church you want to go to is way too far from here. You’ll never get there in time, but there is another church about ten minutes down the road. I think you’ll really like it.”
Lời Chúa: Cv. 12, 1-11; 2Tm. 4, 6-8.17-18; Mt. 16, 13-19
Gần đây trong buổi trò chuyện, diễn thuyết tại White Palace, thành phố Sài Gòn-Việt Nam, Người Khuyết Tật / Nick Vujicic đã cho mọi người thấy rằng, người bị khuyết tật, nghĩa là họ khiếm khuyết điều gì đó, nhưng người mang nỗi tự ti mới là người bị khuyết tật thực sự. Nick đã nói: “Dù ai đó không phải ngồi trên xe lăn, nhưng bạn vẫn phải trải qua những thời điểm khó khăn trong cuộc sống. Nếu lúc đó bạn thiếu tự tin, bạn sợ thất bại, sợ nhìn về tương lai thì chính điều đó sẽ níu kéo bạn, khiến bạn không thể tiến lên”. Nick còn nói thêm: “Khi tôi 10 tuổi, tôi gần như muốn buông xuôi, tôi muốn đầu hàng và nghĩ không bao giờ có công việc, có thể cưới vợ, lập gia đình. Nhưng bây giờ tôi không chỉ lấy vợ, lập gia đình mà còn có đứa con trai”.