Verse of the day.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
When Saul of Tarsus fell to the ground on the dusty road to Damascus that faithful day, and after the Lord had introduced himself, Saul asked a very important question. In that one instance, he asked one of the most consequential questions that the believer would do well to regularly ask the Lord. “What will you have me do?”
Like Jeremiah, God knew every one of us before we were in our mothers’ wombs, and he had paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. Eph2:10; the point of our recreation in Christ Jesus being, “that we may do those works, which God predestined for us.”
Except for the ungrateful, all God’s children ought to know in the depths of their hearts that “He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake.” 2 Cor 5:15
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Again, except for the unreasonable, anyone who has tasted of the mercies of the Lord ought to be quick to yield when Paul who had similarly yielded then turns to us and says, “I appeal to you, therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.” Romans 12:1
This. Is. The. Reasonable. Rational. Intelligent. Thing. To. Do.
Our resolve then about any work the Lord would have us do ought to be similarly anchored as Paul’s, so that when we have done our duty and are then tempted to puff up, we can similarly respond “just preaching the Gospel isn’t any special credit to me—I couldn’t keep from preaching it if I wanted to. I would be utterly miserable. Woe unto me if I don’t” 1 Cor 9:16.
Except for the ungrateful, all God’s children ought to know in the depths of their hearts that “He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake.”Click To Tweet
Dear Lord, help me to embrace your call for my life and live it to the fullest.
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