DATE POSTED Friday, 2022-07-22
WRITTEN AT: Orlando, FL
SCRIPTURE FROM: Mark 11:2-3
TRANSLATION: The Voice (VOICE)
BIBLE TEXT: 2 Go to that village over there. As soon as you get into the town, you’ll see a young colt tied that nobody has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it back to Me. 3 If anybody stops you and asks what you’re doing, just say, “The Lord needs it, and He will send it back right after He’s done.”
APPLICATION: The Lord has need? Why would the Creator of all things have need of anything? Remember He also had reason for a borrowed manger, a boat, a donkey, an upper room, and a tomb. He who was rich, for our sakes became poor (2 Corinthians 8:9). Why? He chose to place Himself in a position where He would need to partner with us in order to see His will worked out through us. Isn’t this is incredible! God didn’t have to go that route. But He chose to place Himself in a position where He will not do what He desires to do in our families, communities, workplaces, marriages, or schools without our partnering with Him. Why? Could it be that He’s getting us ready for the next billion years when we will be ruling and reigning with Him? Let me encourage you to regularly pray, study the Word, worship and fellowship with other believers? Somehow, it seems like in God’s economy, His blessings and His moving in this world are linked to our participation. I wonder if one of the mind-blowing moments in heaven might not be when we see what could have happened in the lives of our relatives, friends, and communities had we taken seriously the possibility of partnering with God instead of acting as if the Lord didn’t need us. Way too often we tend to sit back and expect others to teach, or witness, or befriend the needy, but God has placed us here for a purpose. Yes, God can touch the hearts of those He created, but He also created intelligent humans like you and I, and throughout Scripture He insists that we go out and preach the Gospel, and to be the hands and feet of Jesus right where we are. I firmly believe that God places us where we are for a purpose, and He wants to bless us with the abilities and opportunities to bless others and encourage them to a close and intimate walk with the Creator. Let’s never be found guilty of failing to share that which God has blessed us with. May He always be glorified and lifted up through us, and His desire for our earthly ministry be fulfilled to His complete satisfaction.
BLESSING(S) NOTED: We may often sing that old hymn ‘I need Thee every hour’, but with today’s reminder, may we always seek to follow the commands of our Father and meet His needs!
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, You are always faithful to us. May we strive for perfection in Your eyes and honor Your every command. Make us strong, bold and committed to do Your will naturally, as part of our everyday life, so that others will not be confused about what You look like, love like and are committed to. People need the Lord. May they always see you in every action and/or word from Your humble servants. AMEN!
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