Wednesday’s Word-Edition 58
March 23, 2011 | My Jottings
“Whatever you give unreservedly to God, He will take. Whatever God takes, He will cleanse. What He cleanses, He fills and what He fills, He will always use.
God will always take what we give Him-when we give to Him without strings attached. If you offer to Him a special friend, He will set about the business of purifying that relationship and filling it with His power and purpose. If you offer God your thought life, He will take that as well, helping you to cleanse your mind and fill it with thoughts that are noble and praiseworthy.
Who wouldn’t want to be the vessel God reaches for when He has a job to do? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to so win His favor that He delights in choosing you for special purposes? It’s the desire of every Christian to be handpicked by God for a unique task He has in mind. So if you desire to be used in the Lord’s service, take heart. He wants to use you.
When you offer yourself to God, as one who has been brought from death to life, He knows you mean business. He is then free to cleanse you and fill you with His power. And remember, the person He fills is the person He uses.
Lord, I want to be someone that You delight in using for Your glory. When You desire to accomplish a certain task, I want You to think of me. That’s why I offer myself unreservedly to You. Please take me and cleanse me. Fill me and use me. That’s all I ask.
‘Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.’ ”
Joni Eareckson Tada
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