Expanding Horizons

God is expanding my horizons.....My life is in the hands of Jesus....

Thomas Hauker, a bright, well-favored, good-looking young gentleman, would not deny his personal relationship with Christ। For this he was sentenced to die at the stake.

Days before his execution, Thomas’s friends came to his English prison cell। One said, “I’ve heard that God gives a special grace to those who die in the fire that enables them to bear the flames. For your sake, that I might be able to bear this cruelty to you, can you give us some sign of it? Without knowing this, I don’t believe I can bear that day.” Thomas thought for a moment. “If the rage of pain can be tolerated, before I die I will lift up my hands to heaven as an indication.” On the day of execution, the crowd was abuzz with Thomas’s promise. As he was chained to the stake, he spoke quietly and with great grace to the men who laid the wood. Then he closed his eyes and the fire was kindled. Thomas continued to preach to those around him, but soon, for the roar of the flames, he could not. All were sure he had died. Suddenly, his hands rose above his head to his God and, with praise and thanksgiving, clapped together three times. A shout arose in the crowd, and Thomas sank into the fire and gave up his spirit.

How easily we get frustrated and give up in the mid-way…Surely the lives of such believer’s as Thomas Hauker ought to be a challenge to us.Oh, Lord...You know what a state I am in…I give up so easily and let the enemy take advantage and discourage me..
Help me never to try things in my own strength. I need you desperately Lord always..
I know You were still holding my hand even when I let go….Oh what a wonderful Savior You are!! Amen..