|Even though physically blind, Helen has some real insight!|
Dwight L. Moody was born in 1837 in Massachusetts, & dreamt getting rich as a young boy. At the age of 17 he left home, seeking fame & fortune working for his uncle as a shoe salesman in Boston. A gifted salesman, Dwight moved to Chicago & was hired by a wealthy shoe tycoon. While selling shoes, he also had a desire to
minister to kids in the Chicago slums. On Sundays, Moody would walk the streets & gather kids to take to Sunday school. " Selling kids on God" became his passion, replacing selling shoes, forever!
|Do Ewe know why I felt like a "Heel"? I was working for the wrong kind of souls!|
Moody was designated as a missionary by the YMCA & received the challenge of his life while speaking in England in 1867. Rev.
Henry Varley spoke words to Moody that would radically change his life. He said, "The world has yet to see what God can do with one man wholly dedicated to Him". Moody was so touched that he dedicated himself to becoming that man! In 1870, Moody met the singer Ira Sankey at a YMCA convention, invited him to join his team as choir director, & the two became world famous!
|"There is nothing in the Bible that is not wise"..!|
We also see this strength of character in the world of nature. The Arctic male Emperor Penguin, exemplifies this character trait of strength. He faithfully stands in -76 degree temps, without eating for over 2 months, to ensure the birth of their young chicks. Huddled side by side , with eggs at their feet, these penguins brave the harsh elements to incubate their eggs.
|We must be Strong, & not go down in "DEFEAT"!|
|When it comes to Strength of character, I've got one "Baa..d" Shepherd!|
As Ewe walk on the path of life that God has for Ewe today, know that Ewe aren't walking it alone. The Good Shepherd has enough "Strength" for both of Ewe!
"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Ps.73:26