What a non-challenging life we have subjected ourselves to! We are so satisfied in our rhythms, mad in our mishaps and overall pleased with very little. When was the last time we acted boldly for Christ in a way that was purely selfless, edifying and honor bestowing?
What might it take any of us to think and thus act outside of ourselves for no one’s benefit but God’s?
How many of us would be willing to truly follow Christ, deny ourselves and please God in all areas of our life? What kind of life change, resulting in world change, might happen if we did this?
Lord give us the courage, the strength, and the wisdom to do more than we dream, think and act now for your glory and for your name- not our own.
Lord if our lives were to end right now what would we have to show for all the goodness you have entrusted into our hands? If you were to return right now in all your glory, would we even be allowed to enter your presence- or simply sink in the shadows- burdened by the weight of sin we have not given over to you?
Lord allow us to act boldly on your behalf- when convenient and when difficult. You alone are worthy. Amen.
“In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” (May we meditate on this verse continually.)
Also may we remember the son’s remark from the Parable of the Lost Son, “I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men’.” The father’s response to his return is not one of anger or mockery at his humility, but acceptance at his confession and celebratory at his return.