Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 26 (In Every Thing Give Thanks!?! Part 9: “Nick Vujicic: A Pity-Party’s Worst Guest!”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – May 26

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In Every Thing Give Thanks!?! Part ?: “Nick Vujicic: A Pity-Party’s Worst Guest!”

To read Part 1, click here… February 1st (In Every Thing Give Thanks!?!)

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“I cried because I had no shoes

until I met a man who had no feet”

Helen Keller

(courtesy, www.goodreads.com)

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A certain Christian was going through cancer treatment, and well, was questioning why God was http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hair_pulling_stress.jpgputting him through all this.

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“Why do I have to wear all these tubes? Why has God allowed me to go through all this pain and suffering?” These were just two of the many questions this man was asking.

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And so, his “pity-party” went forward, day-by-day.

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Well, one day while listening to a radio talk show, his ears perked up to an Australian voice that belonged to a man who was born with no arms and virtually no legs, except for a small stub.

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After listening to this man’s amazing testimony about his life, this cancer patient went online to watch one of his videos.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nick_Vujicic_speaking.jpg

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Well, needless to say, this Australian man grew up under these incredibly difficult circumstances. But one day this young man was converted to Christianity. And from that new relationship with the Lord, his life began to change: for the better!

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And now this man (still in his 30’s) goes to various schools and auditoriums to talk to young and old alike about such themes as bullying as well as Christianity (Of course, it is in his talks at schools in which he mostly speaks against bullying, and instead encourages love and kindness to one-another.)

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But what really affected this cancer patient is how well this disabled man has adjusted to his almost unbelievably adverse circumstances! It is amazing to hear his upbeat and hopeful message! He makes them laugh, and he makes them cry, inspiring them to be kind and loving to all!

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Well, of course, any Christian knows, or at least should know that it is God working through this man that gives him the ability to go on and do what he does!

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And when he speaks, his audience is absolutely spell-bound! They hear every single word he says! And after he’s finished, the subject of bullying is now a dead issue in the minds of his hearers. With tears streaming from their eyes they file past this man, Nick Vujicic, and one-by-one hug him as they leave the auditorium.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CBR-AIA-Nick-Vujicic-021916-0252.jpg

Well, needless to say, that cancer patient felt really petty for being angry with God. After all, just look how mightily the Lord is using Nick to spread the Word of Christ to the world! Just look how God has blessed Nick with a wonderful wife and children! Just look at all the many amazing talents that Nick possesses!

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Yes, God “dealt to Nick a very tough hand of cards to play with”, as the saying goes! But God has turned Nick’s very tragic life into an incredible ministry and a wonderful inspiration and encouragement to all who are going through various types of pain and suffering!

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But beware! Nick is the last guy you want to see showing up at your very own pity-party!

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Hair pulling stress – frustration – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Nick Vujicic speaking – Wikipedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

Nick Vujicic – Wikipedia – cropped photo – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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And of course, it was the woman born blind, Helen Keller, who once said…“I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.” 

(courtesy, www.goodreads.com)

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THE READER IS INVITED TO WATCH THIS VIDEO OF NICK SPEAKING TO STUDENTS…

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully trust in Thy sovereign will for my life. Keep me from becoming angry when things don’t turn out the way I would like them to…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… NOVEMBER 9 (When My Body Becomes My Torture Chamber), or you can also read… October 12th (Prayer in a Fragile World!) (read this entire little series)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE… “THE ARMOR OF GOD”

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“PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD”…

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 I didn’t understand all that Ephesians 6 was talking about. “What does it mean to put on ‘the breast plate of righteousness'”? This was very puzzling to me… “How does a person just put something like that on?” This was a concept above my comprehension.

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“And how does a person ‘put on the helmet of salvation'”, I thought to myself… “especially while Satan is condemning and accusing every moment?”

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“And how do you put on the shoes, with the gospel of peace’?” I couldn’t understand these concepts. I was too new in the faith.

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ONE CONCEPT THAT DID MAKE SENSE…

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But there was one thing I could understand. I knew what it meant to take thesword of the spirit, which is the word of God”. Now that I got! Read the Bible! That’s a simple concept! Yeah! 

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The sketch above is Orion the Soldier and the Dragon of Revelation 12. They begin to rise in the east in the fall and gradually move westward, finally sinking in the west in the spring. Find Orion first. Look for his 3-star belt. Then find the 4 bright stars of his shoulders and feet. Then locate the Dragon’s mouth (AKA Hyades).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Orion the Soldier (Armor of God)

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TOMORROW…

May 27 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 18: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow?”)

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CHRIST OBJECT LESSONS, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a sampler of the audio book about the Bible’s parables in which Ellen White relates them to every day practical living…

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Chapter 14 – “Shall Not God Avenge His Own?”

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The Five Wise Virgins – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This recording #196, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 

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