Yes! Yes… I am

I am a big fat cruddy sinner!
I am what I am, but THANK YOU GOD…
it’s not ALL that I am.

Week after week I hear a request from the altar at church… “Does anyone have any testimonies to share?” Wow! Now that’s a question! My dilemma is… how do I answer that? Which day and time, and of which testimony, are you requesting? Shouldn’t every able-bodied Christian have too many testimonies & miracles of God in their life to speak? So I found the grace this morning to answer with the greatest miracle & testimony that I see [& probably you would agree] for my life.

First of all… Jesus and what He has done [for me & you], leaves little left [by comparison] for us to do or not do. The greatest gift, miracle, healing, and testimony is HIS and what HE did! Thank You Savior! And from here, I give you mine…

I am a big fat cruddy sinner~ Yes! Yes… I am! I know what goes on in my mind; the stone that is felt in my heart that I often throw at you; and the ‘what…’ that flies out my mouth, well.   I get so disgusted with myself, because this is a conflict that I battle daily. I can’t seem to lay hold of or wrap my head around what is right, the first time. Why? Because I am a big fat cruddy sinner that’s why! But this I also know…

“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. 16Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.” [1 Timothy 1:15-16]

It’s not about me! It’s about HIM! HE is God! And if He can rescue me, He can certainly save you. And more than that… If He can use me, He can certainly use you.

That’s right! Yes… I am talking to you! If you see the Lord using big fat cruddy sinners [among whom… me, myself, & I], what more do you need to convince you, that He can do MORE for you? So when the Lord says “whom shall I send” and asks is there any willing “who will go for US”, what will your answer be…?

As for me, I pray… “Yes Lord!” ~ “Here I am [that’s right] please send me”
… jams4JESUS

I am a big fat cruddy sinner!
I am what I am, but THANK YOU GOD…
it’s not ALL that I am.

Isaiah 6 (NKJV)

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!”

4 And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.

5 So I said:

“Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.”

6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth with it, and said:

“Behold, this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin purged.”

8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:

“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”

Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

9 And He said, “Go, and tell this people:

‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’

10 “Make the heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
Lest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And return and be healed.”

11 Then I said, “Lord, how long?”

And He answered:

“Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant,
The houses are without a man,
The land is utterly desolate,
12 The Lord has removed men far away,
And the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
13 But yet a tenth will be in it,
And will return and be for consuming,
As a terebinth tree or as an oak,
Whose stump remains when it is cut down.
So the holy seed shall be its stump.”

1 Timothy 1:14-16 (NASB)…

14 and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus. 15 It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. 16Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.
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About jam4JESUS

I... 'will seek [First] the LORD my God, and I will find Him if I seek Him with all my heart and with all my soul.' Deut. 4:29 I... 'shall love the LORD my God with all my heart, with all my soul, and with all my strength.' Deut. 6:5 I... 'Trust in the LORD with all my heart, And lean not on my own understanding; In all ways... acknowledge Him, And He shall make my path straight.' Proverbs 3:5-6 I... 'remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you' 2Tim. 1:6 I... 'thank God, whom I serve... without ceasing... I... remember YOU in my prayers night and day,' 2Tim. 1:3 I... am to 'Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let my requests be made known to God' Phil. 4:6 I... KNOW: 'I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me.' Phil.4:13 'My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.' Phil. 4:19 'My GOD will never leave me, nor forsake me.' Heb. 13:5 JESUS so loves me, this I... KNOW
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5 Responses to Yes! Yes… I am

  1. Pingback: Every Other Miracle Prepare For The Grand Miracle « bummyla

  2. jams4JESUS says:

    Thank You Lord & thank you bummyla for connecting our posts. It was both clarification & confirmation for me. Last Sunday in worship at my home church, I saw something that at first took me off guard and blessed me all at the same time. I saw the foundation of a house or a wall[?] made up solely of building blocks, and at the same time I heard “Here are building blocks… build My Kingdom!”
    I obviously knew this was to be a share because I alone make up one body for Christ… not The Body. So I THANK YOU bummyla for sharing this [Grand] post, & in doing so, blessed me even further with this…
    “C. S. Lewis had this to say about the Grand Miracle: “Every other miracle prepares
    for this, or exhibits this, or results from this.” Every other miracle prepares
    for the Grand Miracle! All the Old Testament miracles are building blocks leading
    up to the pinnacle – the Grand Miracle – Jesus, who came from the Hebrew nation
    to be the Messiah, the Christ, the Promised Redeemer foretold in Isaiah.” [A quote from “Every Other Miracle Prepare For The Grand Miracle” « bummyla]

    May the LORD continue to BLESS… Indeed!
    … jams4JESUS

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  3. Pingback: Great Sinner, Great Savior, & Glorious God « Kevin Nunez

  4. jams4JESUS says:

    AMEN BROTHER KEVIN!

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