God can, will and does use everyone, everything and every moment – IF we only listen!

 

In this passage and in this short devotional look who God uses, how He uses them and why it breaks all kinds of laws and rules but it doe so for Love to grow and God to be Glorified!

 

What are you waiting for to step out in faith?

 

Whatever the outcome is, it is set by Him isn’t it?

 

But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from. At dusk, when it was time to close the city gate, they left. I don’t know which way they went. Go after them quickly. You may catch up with them.” – Joshua 2:4-5

 

Two men sent by God on a mission, stuck on the roof of a house owned by a hooker who in this verse is lying big time to her king. Can’t you just hear the conversation?

 

Spy 1: Is this part of the plan?

Spy 2: I thought you did the plan I just got the camel this time?

Spy 1: My wife is soooo never going to believe this one!

 

Not only did this lady lie but she later helped them escape by lowering them from a window in her house or a hole in the city wall. So what’s the point of this old story?

 

You have something that you need to do in faith and you face odds and trials and trouble. But God still provides a window and rope and yes even a hooker as long as you don’t judge the source, the path or the outcome.

 

I first learned about Grace while in a counseling treatment center, from someone that according to my old legalistic ways I never should have gotten wisdom from and the outcome has left me shame and guilt free in a relationship with God!

 

Our internal doubts cripple the work of faith and close the door on the Love that could flow through you. Our shame and doubt and guilt based on legalism are the reason why the holy don’t get rescued as we are unwilling to take that step of faith. This I am convinced is the greatest tool of satan!

 

If he can cripple your belief and understanding of the God that created us all and Loves us unconditionally. If he can make you think that the God who keeps the whole world spinning isn’t big enough purify you. If he can convince these narrow, shallow minds of ours that God is too busy for us- then Love doesn’t have a chance and Faith won’t grow.

 

The mission is to Love without condition! This can ONLY happen if by Grace we follow the God who is Love not shame. My shame was lost forever on the cross of cavalry and last time I checked Christ was only crucified once.

 

Here is a meditation for you. Find a time and a place where you probably won’t be disturbed and take several deep breaths and with each exhale give God a bit more of your stress. Now close your eyes and get a picture of you surrounded on all sides by shame, doubt and guilt- no way out, when suddenly a wooden log like a bridge lands nearby. Even though you are afraid you see Jesus on the other side of that old wooden bridge and you begin to walk across towards Him. As you take one cautious step after another you notice that the bridge is an old wooden blood stained cross! As you walk across the cross do this:

 

Breathe in and say:

God is my rock

 

Breathe out and say:

my salvation

 

Practice this until you can rest in the knowledge that He already has this day planned out and He will provide everything you need!

 

Don’t worry- Be Grace-Full!!

 

 

Who is Gods hooker?

 

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2 Comments on The holy, the hooker and the hole!

  1. Pat says:

    Grace is Great news that many Christians still don’t understand or except,it’s a shame. I love being totally free knowing all of my sins are forgiven,Jesus has me covered forever!
    Love you brother and keep up the good work!

    • Bob Hildreth says:

      Love you too sister! Thank you for the encouragement!
      Amen! It is a shame more don’t understand it and that is why God still has me writing!
      I have seen 6 suicides that I can link directly to legalism and a few more that I think were in part due to it.

      Thank you again sister – lets keep lighting the world with His Love!

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