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LORD OF MY LIFE

Lord, I want to do Your work
But who am I
A sinner, a procrastinator
A halfhearted Christian
One who wants to pick and choose
Her assignments
Who judges the importance
Of the mission
Whose participation hinges
On the chances of success

Lord, let me see
Through Your eyes
A role You’ve planned for me
Before time began
An assignment guided only by Your hand
Requiring no special talent
Asking only faith in Your workings
Abandonment of self

I fold my hands in prayer
Humbling my heart
That I might be
Worthy to serve You
Help me participate
Believing in Your grand design
Not known fully to me now
But to be revealed
After I’ve made You Lord
Of my life
Have fought the good fight
And stand before You
On that sea of glass
In eternity
With You
My Lord and Savior

MOLDED VESSELS

Why do we look for and find fault with each other? Could it be because we, ourselves, are not in line with our heavenly Father’s plan for our lives? We have strayed. We don’t look to Him to guide us in our daily lives. Instead, our focus is on ourselves. We don’t have the love relationship with God that He longs to share with us. Consequently, we find fault with others, perhaps in an attempt to camouflage our own imperfections.

The Lord wants to give us a rich experience in life, stemming from an intimate relationship with Him, which transforms us into people who want to focus on doing His work.

Once we are joined with Him, He will lead us day by day to reach out to others in selfless love. Only He can mold us into vessels capable of doing His work. Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). Anything of value can only be done while abiding in the Lord.

We need to seek Him daily through prayer, Bible study, and in our life experiences. In the Bible, Moses relates God’s promise to the Israelites after their fall into idolatry: “But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deut. 4:29).

Seeking Him through prayer involves a heart connection. We connect to the Master of the universe through an intimate conversation with Him. By petitioning and praising Him we are enlightened, instructed, and blessed in His presence.

Bible study acquaints us with God’s character and His expectations of us. Nothing can replace the study of Holy Scripture for guidance and instruction.

When we seek God with our whole being, or soul, we experience Him fully in our lives. We come to know Him while abiding in Him.

Only the grace He extends to us allows us to view others as fellow wayfarers deserving of our love and encouragement. Yes, He can transform us, but we need to enter into that love relationship with Him first.

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