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Do What You Can
Boris Kornfeld, a Jewish surgeon, was imprisoned in Siberia where he treated staff
and prisoners. There he met a Christian whose daily reciting of the Lord’s Prayer
had a profound impact on him. One day while repairing the slashed artery of a
guard, he seriously considered suturing it so that the guard would die slowly of
internal bleeding. His hidden anger so shocked him that he found himself praying,
Help me Lord to
‘Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us.’ After that
he refused to obey any inhumane or immoral, prison camp rule, even though doing
go the extra mile
so could cost him his life.
for the people
One afternoon while examining a patient, who’d undergone an operation, Kornfeld
around me that
saw in the man’s eyes such a depth of spiritual misery that he told him his entire
cause me misery,
story, including his secret faith in Christ. That night Boris Kornfeld was murdered
even for those who
as he slept. But his testimony wasn’t in vain. The patient who heard it became
speak against me
a Christian as a result. That patient’s name was Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Nobel
or just make me
Laureate, whose writings exposed the horrors of Russian prison camps and
mad. Help me have
ultimately saved the lives of multitudes. Your love for them
It’s a mistake to do nothing because you can only do little! Greatness seldom seems and may it become
great at the time. Usually it’s just somebody seizing the moment and doing the best
a lifestyle in me.
they can with what God’s given them. What has He given you to work with today?
Help me be a
Start using it and see what happens!
person with a smile
on my face. I pray
Bury Your Resentments
that the weight of
the stress I have
previously felt may
melt away in Jesus’
It’s not enough to escape your past, its power over you must be broken otherwise it
will chase you for the rest of your life. When you break away from something that
continually tries to recapture you it’s crucial that you get victory over it, otherwise
you can’t move forward!
Jesus said, ‘I give unto you power…over all the power of the enemy …’ ‘I give
(Luke 10:19). Today rise up in His name and say, ‘I refuse to have another relapse,
another nightmare, another heartache, another bout of low self-esteem, confusion
unto you
or turmoil, for ‘Whom the Son sets free is free indeed’’ (John 8:36 paraphrased). power…
It’s terrifying to think something’s over only to fi nd it isn’t. But remember it was God
who permitted Pharaoh to pursue Israel when they left Egypt. Why? ‘…that I may
over all
show these signs of Mine…that you may tell…your son…the mighty things I have the power
done…’ (Exodus 10:1-2 NKJ).
God wants you to know two things: a) the past no longer has any power over you.
of the
Listen: ‘…the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more enemy…’
for ever’ (Exodus 14:13) b) your children don’t have to repeat your mistakes. The
curse is lifted! They can grow up under God’s blessing. God could solve the problem
some other way but He takes us through the Red Sea, so that when we get to the
other side we can look back and ‘[See] the [enemy] dead on the seashore’
(Exodus 14:30 NKJ) and know that the battle is truly over!
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