Throughout the history of the Church, God has taken young, inexperienced women and men and equipped them by His Spirit for great work. Think of Rahab, Hannah, David, Samuel, Daniel, Mary, John the Baptist, and Timothy. Calvin wrote the first edition of his Institutes at the age of twenty-four; Wesley founded Methodism at twenty-five; and Ian Murray McCheyne, who shook Scotland with his preaching, died at twenty nine. Oswald Chambers, author of the best-selling devotional book of all time, My Utmost For His Highest, was dead by forty-one.
Another young man once heard someone remark, “The world has yet to see what God will do with a man fully consecrated to Him.” The young man stood up and replied, “By the Holy Spirit, I’ll be that man.” His name was Dwight L. Moody and thousands turned to Christ through his ministry.
In these critical days, God is calling out and looking for women and men with an obedient heart. Let us encourage one another to be the people God is looking for.