From “life without limbs … to life without limits” – Nick Vujicic
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)
Where is your joy on a scale of 1-10?
On Saturday August 4, I saw and heard Nick Vujicic for the first time. On TBN (Trinity Broadcast Network), Robert Schuller introduced Nick during a morning worship service at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove CA. Nick, just 24 years old, then shared his powerful testimony and preached the most inspiring sermon I have ever heard.
I highly recommend you visit today’s Link of the Day to learn more about Nick and his ministry. The website is outstanding. Nick may be the most inspiring man you will ever meet. Watch some of the online videos. They are all very inspiring.
Nick was born in Australia in 1983 without any limbs and doctors have no medical explanation for this birth “defect”. No legs and no arms, just a little remnant of one foot. It’s absolutely amazing what Nick has learned to do with that. For a while, Nick’s loving parents prayed that God would restore Nick’s missing arms and legs, but eventually they came to realize that wasn’t in God’s plans.
In his early life, Nick struggled to believe that God could be a loving god when he was born the way he was. As you can imagine, he was faced with many challenges and obstacles, but Praise the Lord, God gave him the strength to have a burning desire to reach out and bring people to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Already in his short life, God has used Nick’s testimony to touch over a million hearts around the world!
Nick says “No matter who you are and what you are going through, God knows it and he’s going to pull you through.” 2 Corinthinas 12:9 says “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” There are times in our lives when things happen that we don’t understand. If God is a god of love, why does He allowing pain and suffering?
What do you do when you fall down in life? You get back up. You may think you can’t get back up when things seem impossible. Well, you’re right, you can’t do it on your own. But we don’t have do this thing called life on our own. God wants to help us on our journey. Talk to Him. Share your heart with Him. Pray “LORD, here I am, please help me.”
Who are you? Why are you here on earth? What do you think God owes you? Nick says the latter question is the #1 reason that paralyzes people from taking that step closer to God. God doesn’t owe you anything. Jesus already paid it all. It’s up to you to receive His free gift.
Nick says faith is a gift from God. Trust (in God), on the other hand, is a choice each of us must make. Guilt and fear are two of the most paralyzing things in our lives. It’s important to realize that when you accept Jesus as your Savior and LORD, all your sins are forgiven – past, present, and future. The Bible clearly states “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” (Eph 2:8) No one earns their way to heaven.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the inspiration and hope you are offering the world through Nick Vujicic and his testimony. Bless him LORD! Greatly multiply his ministry around the world through the web and social marketing. As people hear Nick share his testimony, may they choose to trust in You, no matter what their circumstances look like. May each of us choose a life without limits through faith in Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Link of the Day
LifeWithoutLimbs.org – 4 minute video except of Nick’s sermon at the Crystal Cathedral [http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/news_details.php?newsID=15 ]
Blessings to live a life without limits through faith in Jesus Christ!
Joseph Peck, M.D.
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