“A man, though he is deep in learning and theology, if he has not love in his heart he will do no good.” – D. L. Moody
“But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?” God answered, “I will be with you…you will worship God at this very mountain.” – Exodus 3:11-12
Like Moses, we have the tendency to focus on our weaknesses rather than on God who gave us the capacity to be intelligent, strong, & able. Sometimes, it’s not our inadequacies that get in the way of our obedience to God and being used by Him. It’s how much time we dwell on our inadequacies, instead of just finally fixing our heart & mind on God who constantly assures us – I WILL BE WITH YOU & YOU WILL WORSHIP ME.
Dwight Lyman Moody was not your typical spiritual leader:
✿ He had a high-pitched voice with nasal tones
✿ He had no formal education, no formal ministry training
✿ He could hardly read and write when he was starting in his service
✿ His letters and sermons were filled with grammatical errors
✿ He didn’t have the “looks” of a preacher
He was disqualified to preach in the eyes of the world. Yet, he was able to shake America & Europe with the Gospel. He was one of the greatest pastors that ever lived. Why? Because…
He was limited, but God was unlimited.
He was looked down upon, but He kept looking up to God.
He was good enough for God and God was more than enough for him.
He was moldable clay in the hands of the Potter.
A reporter once said of Moody:
“I can see nothing whatever in Moody to account for his marvelous work.” When Moody read the report, he chuckled, “Why, that is the very secret of the movement. There is nothing in it that can explain it but the power of God. The work is God’s, not mine.”
— Steve J. Miller
Truly, God does not call the qualified, rather, He graciously, lovingly qualifies and equips whom He calls.” If you feel you can’t do what God is asking you to do, snap out of it, forget yourself, then begin to worship Him.