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The people in whom God delights are the ones who rest upon His Word without doubting. God has nothing for the man who wavers, "for let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord" (James 1:7). Therefore, I would like us to get this verse deep into our hearts until it penetrates every fiber of our being:
Only believe, only believe. All things are possible; only believe.
God has a plan beyond anything that we have ever known. He has a plan for every individual life, and if we have any other plan in view, we miss the grandest plan of all. Nothing in the past is equal to the present, and nothing in the present can equal the things of tomorrow. Tomorrow should be so filled with holy expectations that we will be living flames for Him. God never intended His people to be ordinary or commonplace. His intentions were that they should be on fire for Him, conscious of His divine power, realizing the glory of the Cross that foreshadows the crown.
SANCTIFIED UNTO GOD
God has given us a very special Scripture:
Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, "It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. . . ." And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip. (Acts 6:1-3, 5)
During the time of the inauguration of the church, the disciples were pressured by many responsibilities. The practical things of life could not be attended to, and many were complaining concerning the neglect of their widows. Therefore, the disciples decided upon a plan, which was to choose seven men to do the work of caring for the needs of these widows--men who were "full of the Holy Spirit." What a divine thought. No matter what kind of work was to be done, however menial it may have been, the person chosen had to be "full of the Holy Spirit." The plan of the church was that everything, even everyday routines, must be sanctified to God, for the church had to be a Holy Spirit church. Beloved, God has never ordained anything less.