Walk On
welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread our reading titled walk on was written by Lisa M Samra
 Waukon is the fascinating Memoir of Ben Malcomson a student with virtually no football experience who became a walk on a non recruited player for the 2007 University of Southern California Rose Bowl champion team a college journalist Malcolm son decided to write a first-person account of the grueling tryout process to his disbelief he won a coveted spot on the team after joining the team Malcolm some space compelled him to find God's purpose for him in this unexpected opportunity but his teammates indifference to discussions of Faith left him discouraged as he prayed for direction Malcolm some read the powerful reminder and Isaiah where God says my word will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it
 inspired by has a has words Malcomson anonymously gave every player on the team a Bible again he was met with rejection but years later malcolmson learned one player had read the Bible he'd been given and shortly before his tragic death had demonstrated a relationship with and hunger for God who he discovered in the pages of that Bible it's likely that many of us have share Jesus with a friend or family member only to be met with indifference or outright rejection but even when we don't see results right away God's truth is powerful and will accomplish his purposes in his timing
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from Isaiah 55:6 9 through 11
 as the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return to it without watering the Earth and making it bud and flourish so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater so is my word that goes out from my mouth it will not return to me empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it
let's pray
 Heavenly Father we so desperately want our loved ones to experience your life changing and saving power and we can become so discouraged when they resist thank you for the reminder that you are worth always accomplished your purpose has helped us to continue to share you with our loved ones and trust you with their life thank you Lord It's in Jesus name that we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Rochelle trial by today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries