FULLTANK by Bo Sanchez 471: Are there suffering people around you? They are a GIFT…12 Jul 2018
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Are there suffering people around you right now? If so, I want you to listen to this message. The suffering people around you, they’re actually a gift. One day, I was riding a plane, and I felt God telling me to talk to the person beside me. And I looked at him, and he looked angry, you know. Like there was this anger written in his face, and I said, “Lord God, can I talk to the other person here at my right, not the person on my left?” But I really sense that God was telling me, you know, talk to that person. So I said, “Okay, I’ll try.” And so I said, “Hi, my name is Bo” you know. And he didn’t know me. And he greeted me. And would you believe after just two minutes, the guy started crying? And he said that his wife and his daughter just died two weeks ago, in a flood. He was not at home. And when the waters rose, his wife and his daughter died. And as he was sharing that to me, I just said, “Oh my gosh. “Thank God I obeyed that urging that I received.” I presume, you know, from the Holy Spirit to talk to him. And so, I counseled him. I comforted him. I prayed over him right there on the plane. And there, I felt you know, moments like that, it’s a gift. It’s a gift from God, that there’s this suffering person beside me, and I have this a beautiful opportunity to be God’s love to that person. Another time, I was in a mall, I was with my wife. And you know, whenever she goes shopping or grocery or whatever, I’m there looking for a bench, where I could sit down, and read. And I found one, and I sat down, and just a few seconds after I sat down, a woman came up to me and said, she knew me. She said, “Brother Bo, can you pray for me?” And she said that she’s been married for 20-plus years, but her husband left her just a few months ago, for a younger woman. And she was crying and crying in front of me. And I again, I prayed for her. I comforted her. And I asked God to speak to her. You know what? Every time there’s a suffering person that God brings into your life, that could be a divine moment. It could be a divine appointment, where you stretch. Where you become more loving. How can you be a more loving person, if there are not, no loving opportunities, you know? How can you be more patient, if there are no moments in your life, that will test that patience? How can you be more selfless, if you’ll have no opportunities to become selfless? And just wanted to encourage you. Hi, my name is Bo Sanchez. And welcome to Fulltank, your place of inspiration. I pray that you will be blessed, as we share the gospel for the day. It’s Matthew chapter 10:7 – and it talks about Jesus saying and announcing, “The Kingdom of heaven is at hand” you know. “The Kingdom is at hand” The heaven is not, you know, when you die, yes, it’s part of the kingdom but no. The kingdom starts here and how’s does the kingdom operate? Jesus says this, “Cure the sick. Raise the dead.” “Heal the lepers. Drive out demons.” Think about it. Those four groups of people are suffering people. The sick, the dead, the lepers, and those who are… What did I say? Number four? The lepers, the sick, the dead, and the demon-possessed. Those are the suffering people and Jesus says, “Go. Do something about it. Go, help them.” And I pray that right now, and when there’s a suffering person, whether it be you know, he’s discouraged or disappointed or frustrated, see that as a gift. See that person as a gift to you, so that you become God’s love to that person. Father, I pray right now that your selflessness, or kindness, or compassion will be the one that will operate in the heart of my friend. That when they see a suffering person, they will be God’s love to that person today. In Jesus’ name. Be blessed. Amen. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Thank you so much for joining me in Fulltank. And I know what I just told you is difficult, and it’s challenging, and it will stretch you but it’ll make you the best version of who you are. Be the kindness of God in this world. God bless you. I will see you tomorrow.