When You Are Down to Nothing, God's Up to Something
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About "When You Are Down to Nothing, God's Up to Something"
I am not sure why you picked up this book, but it is probably a good educated guess that things are not going as expected in your life. I do not know who you are or what your story is, but I do know that you get to choose how it goes from this point forward. That is the beauty of our testimony. We write it as God is doing it by our choices in how we respond to what is happening. Yet make no mistake about this one fundamental truth, it is all centered on Him, which is why you might be having trouble with your current situation. You are looking at it from your point of view, not God's. Your testimony is more about God working within you to complete the good work He began, rather than working in the world around you. Do not get me wrong, He will use your testimony to peak the curiosity in others and ultimately draw them to Himself, but the reality is that God is always at work in your life. He is at work when you know it and He is most at work when you do not know it.I have a pretty dramatic testimony. If you do not know it, you would probably enjoy watching it because it will give you a greater appreciation for why you can count on the fact that what I share with you in this book is not really my wisdom, but from the Lord. As my testimony would reveal, I was a rebellious, murderous, womanizing, involved in drugs and otherwise a horrific person whom God chose to save and use, and not so much because I am special, but because He knew I would have to be bold. I live life large and have done so on both sides of the track. What happened to me is hard to believe because it is so bizarre, yet it happened. It happened all the while there was no evidence at all in my life that it was happening. That is what this book is about. The fact that when we get down to nothing, God is always up to something.There came a point not too long ago that I was never so thankful for my testimony. After I was shot, stabbed, died and came back to life, one of my best friends in the world died in the act of avenging my death. He was also the one who began to tell me about Jesus. His name was "Red" and the night before I gave the message on which this book is based, his daughter called me up. I had not heard from her since her father's death. She was nine years old at the time and she had been waiting over twenty years to ask me one question and it came that night, "What happened to my father?".... I have thought many times during my life about what would have happened to me if my mom had given up on God because she became discouraged to the point of quitting. I would not have blamed her. How hard it must have been for her because she could not see what God was up to, but was constantly faced with the reality of what I was doing and it just kept getting worse and worse. That is why I decided to teach this message and why I chose it for the content of this book. There just might be someone out there ready to give up and they need to know that when life gets down to nothing, God is up to something!