There’s a First Time for Everything

Before I share something very personal with you. I’d like to highlight some notable “firsts” that we find in the Bible…

There are so many “firsts” in the Bible which made this difficult to narrow down, but here are three popular ones:

The first time a donkey talks:

Numbers 22:28 Then the Lord gave the donkey the ability to speak. “What have I done to you that deserves your beating me three times?” it asked Balaam.

(Keep reading and you’ll read about the first time someone talks back to their donkey!)

The first time a man walks on water:

Mark 6: 48 He saw that they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind and waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water.

The first time Peter preaches:

Acts 2: 14 Then Peter stepped forward with the eleven other apostles and shouted to the crowd, “Listen carefully, all of you, fellow Jews and residents of Jerusalem!

Really, Larry, Peter preaches? Along with talking donkey and Jesus walking on the water?

Absolutely. You see, Peter wasn’t a preacher, remember, he was a fisherman.

Matthew 4: 18 One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living.

As if this isn’t enough, he is the one best known for denying even knowing Jesus.

Matthew 26: 74 Peter swore, “A curse on me if I’m lying—I don’t know the man!” And immediately the rooster crowed.

A fisherman, known for lacking courage and is notably ordinary (Acts 4:13).

He was a fisherman, however, that dropped his net and followed Jesus.

This is another great example of God being true to His Word and transforming the ordinary into doing things that are not ordinary, at least for them.

As it was for Peter, it is for me today!

Not preaching, but writing.

You see, I was never a writer. The only time I wrote was for class projects when I had to. My writing started in 2009 and it was like it came out of nowhere. God started giving me ideas and I wrote them down and felt led to share those ideas with others. This started a 3 year run of weekly messages that will be revised and some rewritten so that they are fresh. They are all filled with lessons God has taught me from His Word.

God has done something special in my life and I am convinced that He wants to do something special in everyone’s life, should they repent and seek Him diligently.

Are you seeking God? Are you doing the work He wants you to do? Because He will give you more to do if you continue to serve Him.

Luke 16: 10 “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”

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