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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Monday, December 1, 2014
God will help us do the work He wants us to do. In The Upper Room Peter J. van der Linden (Iowa) wrote a good story and I would like to include a couple of things.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – We don’t have to be perfect to be useful to God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, remind us that we can be useful in serving you despite our flaws. Amen.
To read the entire story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/
Moses pleaded with God to let him out of his mission. After all, he was not a good speaker and would probably embarrass both himself and God. But God looked at Moses’ problem quite differently. All Moses needed was some help, and who better than God could help him say and do the right things. God made his mouth and would give him the words to say. It is easy for us to focus on our weaknesses, but if God asks us to do something, then he will help us get the job done. If the job involves some of our weak areas, then we can trust that he will provide words, strength, courage, and ability where needed. (NLT)
Exodus 4:10-12 – But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m just not a good speaker. I never have been, and I’m not now, even after you have spoken to me. I’m clumsy with words.”
“Who makes mouths?” the Lord asked him. “Who makes people so they can speak or not speak, hear or not hear, see or not see? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go, and do as I have told you. I will help you speak well, and I will tell you what to say.”
Here’s another Scripture reading:
God’s gifts differ in nature, power, and effectiveness according to his wisdom and graciousness, not according to our faith. God will give spiritual power necessary and appropriate to carry out each responsibility. We cannot, by our own effort or willpower, drum up more ability and thus be more effective teachers or servants. These are God’s gifts to his church, and he gives faith and power as he wills. Our role is to be faithful and to seek ways to serve others with what Christ has given us. (NLT)
Romans 12:6 – God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out when you have faith that God is speaking through you.
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