OVERCOMING THROUGH FAITH                               1 John 4:1-6

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (v4)

When a diving injury turned John Earickson into a quadriplegic, her world changed radically. Faced with an unknown future her first response was to look for a quick way out. Her second was to live. She learned to paint holding a brush in her mouth, and later took classes at a University. A public-speaking course inspired her to talk about what she knew best; relating to physically challenged people, life in a wheelchair, and her experience as a follower of Christ. When a businessman sponsored an exhibition for her art it launched her successful career as an artist. Each piece included a testimony about her relationship with Jesus. When she made a list of her hearts desires she wrote: “It’s time to step out… into a new drew. To be a “doer” of God’s Word … and help other disabled people with dreams of their own. From that desire was born ‘Joni and Friends; a ministry that that brings together people of faith and disabled persons, sponsors workshops and offers financial and Joni’s also on the National Council on Disability and has her own radio programme on 900-plus stations. She’s also married and is a popular speaker who’s authored 18 books. She says, ‘I don’t know what lies ahead. But I do know who I am. I have a dream, and I know where I’m going. John writes “The Spirit in you is…before my Father (Revelation 3:5NIV) John Eareckson Tada surely qualifies. The question is, what are you doing with the lemons life hands you? Have you developed a woe-is me attitude or are you busy making lemonades (TWFT)

PRAYER LINE: Father, qualify me to use the experience from my challengers to benefit others in similar situation.

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God will show us how to serve Him through challenges

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