|Good morning everyone,|
Our theme for this month: “Great thoughts from great Christians”
Our Bible verse for today: “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
Our thought for today: “Read the memo. You are God’s masterpiece.”
If you’ve never read any of the books written by Og Mandino, you’re missing out. At one time Og was a thirty-five-year-old drunken derelict who at one point was so low, so despondent, that he decided to spend his last few dollars on a cheap gun with which to commit suicide. Fortunately, he didn’t. Instead, Jesus saved him and Og went on to become a best-selling Christian inspirational writer. His books have sold over fifty million copies and they continue to sell well today, even though Og has been in heaven now for over twenty-five years.
All of his books are short and easy reads. “A Better Way to Live” is his personal story of redemption and the life-principles he then lived by which radically transformed his life. “The Ragpicker” and “The Return of the Ragpicker” are wonderful little (true) stories about a quiet and simple man named Simon who spent his life ministering to and rescuing those who have ended up on life’s rag pile. He was the man God used to reach Og just before he would have committed suicide.
Perhaps Og’s most popular book was “The Greatest Miracle in the World”. Again, it was based on his personal story and again, it was a lesson he learned from Simon, the Ragpicker. Without giving the whole story away, I will tell you that it ends with something called “The God Memorandum”. What if God wrote you a personal letter to help you understand what an amazing creation you are and how special you are to him? What would it say? It would say that “You are the greatest miracle in the world!”
You don’t believe you are? Read the memo. Seriously. Read the memo. You don’t even have to read the book in order to read the memo. You can just Google “The God Memorandum” or click on this link: http://www.wowzone.com/godmemo.htm (Do it when you have a little time. It’s a short book chapter and is five or six pages long, but it will be worth your time.)
I want you to know this morning that you are more amazing than you realize. You are a wonderful creation of God’s – an absolute bona fide verifiable miracle. Read the memo. You’re a masterpiece.
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