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Listen while you read: "Faith Of Our Fathers"1 (Lyrics)
Did you know that PresbyCan is celebrating a milestone anniversary today? The Daily Devotional marks 25 years in operation on May 25.
What is now distributed to thousands of subscribers worldwide had its start with the idea of an old-fashioned answering machine and a single phone line. But that's just the technical side. Its spiritual roots extend deep into the previous century with a young man's interest in computing.
You can read the full story here.
Great things happen when someone uses their gifts and talents. Incredible things happen when faithful people listen to and obey a nudge from the Lord.
One of my guiding verses is Ephesians 3:20 – "Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think." (NLT)
God is able (and willing) to use us. What are you into? God can channel it into something that serves His kingdom. Like the towering tree that comes from a tiny seed, it's far beyond what we can do in our own abilities.
Who knows how it might be used?
Pandemics are nothing new. But no one was expecting a new microscopic virus to spread around the globe and affect virtually every human life in a matter of months. In this pandemic, we're finding that a daily devotional is more vital than ever. It's a vital daily dose of scriptural wisdom. As some readers attest, this ministry has kept them grounded in Christ in a world which has become somewhat unhinged.
God works in ways that we cannot imagine, preparing a foundation, piece by piece. Because of the sovereignty and providence of God, whenever we do something, however simple, we never know where the Lord will take it, or what effects our action will have.
Consider this: a spark of interest in a young person 55 years ago was the seed which produced a ministry which serves many people in a profound way.
Danniebelle Hall put it so well in her song, Ordinary People:
- God uses ordinary people. He chooses people, just like me and you, who are willing to do as He commands. God uses people that will give Him all, no matter how small your all may seem to you, because little becomes much as you place it in the Master's hands.
No matter how small that spark of interest, fan it. In God's hands, it can burn brightly for quite some time.
1 Corinthians 2:9 – That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him." (NLT)
Thought to ponder: God has provided gifts and talents for a reason. Ask Him how they can be used for His purposes.
Prayer: Father, help us to see our lives as works of art created for Your divine purpose. Help us be channels of Your peace and perfect will. Amen.