May I encourage you to get your spiritual ‘Nuggets’ to start your day off right? Pretty amazing that our awesome God would consider feeding even us with His Word! May I encourage you to read the whole devotional, and look for a blessing, friend!………
Today’s Bible Reference: Psalm 118:22–26
Today’s Bible Text: The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. This is the LORD’s doing, and it is wonderful to see. This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Please, LORD, please save us. Please, LORD, please give us success. Bless the one who comes in the name of the LORD…..
The Bible Translation: New Living Translation (NLT)
My Take Away: There are several stories in the Bible where folk felt rejected….. at least until God opened their eyes to His awesome power and purpose in their being where they were at for that specific period of time. I believe there are times that we tend to look inward, and may quickly conclude that we are just a ‘odd fit’, and that we really don’t blend in with the group, or the ministry area that we are involved in. Friends, may I encourage you to really seek God’s face at these times and ask Him to make you even more like Himself, and to truly use you for His glory? Learn to praise Him for exactly where you’re at, because if we are truly being led by His awesome Holy Spirit, then we are exactly placed where He wants us. Just ask Him to make you aware of His presence in your life and ministry and to continue using you for His glory. Ask for strength to stay focused on Him, and to shone the Evil One who is obviously trying to distract you by causing you to doubt. Jesus is the ultimate ‘Cornerstone’, for He’s the ‘Rock’, or the ‘glue’ that holds the whole ministry of Jesus Christ together. Followers of Christ are facilitators of the ministry of Christ. Jesus will not reign where sin abounds, so make it your aim friends, to stay pure, holy, righteous and obedient to the Master’s call and His will for your life. You will be comforted that you are perfectly placed where God wants you, and like the Psalmist, you also will rejoice and be glad in all that He is doing all around you! He’s just that kind of awesome God!
Prayer: Dear God, thank You for including even us as a part of Your perfect plan here on earth. It is often a challenge to believe that You would use folk like us: imperfect; fallen; incapable and often unlovable; to reach others in Your name, but Lord I pray that we would never question Your great design. Please help us to always stay focused on the fact that Your ways are perfect and that You are not the Creator of ‘junk’, so of course we are valuable instruments that can be used by You. Please help us to never give Satan a foothold by us doubting our value, and Your unique design. We are yours alone Lord Jesus, please use us for Your glory so that Your kingdom might be fulfilled here on this earth, as it is in heaven. I ask these things in full humility and with greatest faith, knowing that I serve an awesome God! Please encourage my readers today so that we may be great warriors for Your mission to all that we come into contact with. AMEN!
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