This has been a wonderful, wonderful nearly two weeks! While I will be doing a post soon on everything I have been able to learn here at Equip, I wanted to post one of our devotionals we had this week.
|The Christian worker has to learn how to be God's noble man or woman amid a crowd of ignoble things.|
"I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some." (I Cor. 9:22)
The Christian worker has to learn how to be God's noble man or woman amid a crowd of ignoble things. Never make this plea - If only I were somewhere else! All God's men are ordinary men made extraordinary by the matter He has given them. Unless we have the right matter in our minds intellectually and in our hearts affectionately, we will be hustled out of usefulness to God. Many people deliberately choose to be workers, but they have no matter in them of God's almighty grace, no matter of His mighty word. Paul's whole heart and mind and soul were taken up with the great matter of what Jesus Christ came to do, he never lost sight of that one thing. We have to face ourselves with the one central fact - Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
"I have chosen you." Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is not that you have got God but that He has got you. Here, in this place, God is at work, bending, breaking, moulding, doing just as He chooses. Why He is doing it, we do not know; He is doing it for one purpose only - that He may be able to say, This is My man, My woman. We have to be in God's hand so that He can plant men on the Rock as He has planted us.Excerpt taken from Morning and Evening with Oswald Chambers
|We have to be in God's hand so that He can plant men on the Rock as He has planted us.|