Unspeakable Joy Devotional

September 2

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Do Something. I’m borrowing this from church yesterday at the arena in Waco, Texas at the ANHA barrel race. There is a song written by Matthew West titled Do Something. The words go like this “I woke up this morning; saw a world full of trouble now; I thought, “How’d we ever get so far down?”; and “How’s it every gonna turn around?”; So, I turned my eyes to Heaven, I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?” Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of people living in poverty, children sold into slavery. The thought disgusted me. So, I shook my fist at Heaven, I said, “God, why don’t You do something?” He said, “I did.” Yeah. “I created you.”

What is God asking you to do? What is the thing God created you to be? 1 Corinthians 10:31 says “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

The condition of our lives-our speech, behavior, attitudes, motives-determines how useful we are to God, how effective we will be for His eternal purposes. A believer, who purposefully strives to live a holy life, can be powerfully used by God.

2 Timothy 2:21 “If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”

I want to be an instrument God can use! How about you? Let’s ask Him to show us any areas of our lives that prevent or limit the way He wants to use us.

Serving the Lord isn’t something that we design and plan. It has nothing to do with our will but instead requires that we know and submit to the Father, humbly relying on His strength to do His will for His glory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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