Ordinary

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God delights in using ordinary objects and the despised people in life (that society overlooks) in extra-ordinary ways to accomplish His purposes and to bring about His will. Then it is obvious the power and praise is not attributable to any human channel (Act 4:13; 1 Cor 1:26-31).

Will you make yourself available to God so He can use you in a great way, revealing to the world how God’s ability can flow through a person (2 Cor 4:7)? Jesus was considered ‘just the carpenter’ and dismissed, even though He was clearly much more besides (Mk 6:1-6). As a Christian, you are special to Him and His power resides in you. Will you let His love flow out to bring blessing to others?

Yield by surrendering yourself and your resources to God.  Being available is more important to God than our ability – He needs instruments to work through while He is more than capable of providing the ability (Deut 8:17,18; Zech 4:6).  Moses, Gideon and Mary are examples of those through whom God worked mightily even though they knew

Don’t focus on your lack, focus on                                               His ability

and expressed their limitations with the reasoning that this would exclude them (Ex 3:11-4:17; Jdg 6:12-16; Lk 1:34-38).

If we can only understand the incredible greatness of His power to help us; it is the same power that raised Christ from the dead (Eph 1:19,20). Remain humble and walk close to God, it is He who works in us to will and to act according to His good purpose (Phil 2:13).

He would ask us, “What is that in your hand?” (Ex 4:2). Make it available to Him, for our little can become much when entrusted to the master (Mk 6:38-44). Be in a continual state of surrender and openness to the Holy Spirit, walking uprightly before God and obeying Him.

See also: ability, available, channel, humility, vessel.

 


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