Love the facts concerning the dead sea and how Dr. Denison used it as an illustration. He talked about the sea's issues and then turned it to speak about how it could be used for good.
This hits home on several different levels for me. One is that I think of myself and how many parts of my life are dead and have no value. Yet God uses my good qualities, the alive part of my life, for ministry and to do His good. I know of no Christian whose life is without fault and or does not have any dead sea type qualities. Yet God uses us all for His glory and good when we allow it.
Actually we, I, have a habit of focusing on the negative qualities of life and at times using it to disqualify us from doing the work of the Lord. I need to allow God to help me rid myself of the dead part of my life (sin) while he builds up the Godly side. God has much work to do, but I am grateful He never stops working in my life.
He also spoke to the people in our life that are difficult or troublesome. I have my share, I guess like everyone. It helps me when I step back and think of where they are coming from. I just have to ask for extra grace and Kim is a great help as we talk through difficult situations with people who we see as difficult.
It also does me good to remember that probably in someone's life I am that difficult person!