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Blog-Pastor-Dave Day 10 – Lord, Use Me

Day 10 – Lord, Use Me

Making yourself available to God so that he can touch someone else through you is exciting. A “Lord, use me” prayer creates such adventures.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).

Imagine, you and I were created for doing good works! Making this world a better place in the place God placed us. Where we live, on the job, in our homes, schools, churches, communities. Making a difference in our spheres of influence. “Lord, use me.”

Displaying God’s love and compassion in practical ways. Living out God’s truth with integrity before others. Showing others what Christ looks like. Speaking God’s words. Letting our light shine brightly in big and little things.

Promoting justice. Stopping racism. Protecting the vulnerable. Helping the needy. Empowering the weak. Doing right. Correcting wrongs. “Lord, use me.”

Leading others. Managing details. Parenting children. Advising the younger. Investing wisely. Giving generously.

Extending mercy. Strengthening relationships. Forgiving others. Blessing enemies. Making peace. Bringing joy. Being a friend. Listening.

Making God look good. Making God look great. “Lord, use me.”

Not watching the world go by. Not sitting idly doing nothing. Not ignoring what needs to be done. Not neglecting to say what needs to be said.

Never lacking in zeal, but keeping our spiritual fervor, serving the Lord and others (Romans 12:11). “Lord, use me.”

Knowing that faith without action is dead. But faith with action makes a world of difference (James 2:17-18).

Doing everything for God, in the ultimate sense, so that God gets the attention and the credit. Using the gifts, talents, abilities he has given. Extending God’s reality in significant ways and in the ordinary stuff of life.

Seeking to please God in all. Seeking the common good for all.

Engaging in God’s mission. Making disciples. Becoming like Jesus. Building community. Reaching the unreached. “Lord, use me.”

Not only asking what God can do for me. But asking what I can do for God.

Not only doing things in my own energy. But leaving room for the Holy Spirit to work through me.

Not only serving the many, but serving the one. Not only loving people, but loving one. “Lord, use me.”

Pray, as did Martin Luther King Jr.: “Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.”

~ Pastor Dave



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