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9/23/2005 5:25 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm


“But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." ‒ 2 Corinthians 12:9


What are you good at? Teaching? Preaching? Evangelism? Service? Go and serve God in those capacities. But here's an idea: beyond serving God with your skills, serve God in your weaknesses. It is in your weaknesses that God’s power is most clearly manifested, so serve Him in those areas as well. Are you bad at service? Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Inexperienced in evangelism? Get involved with an outreach team. In these ways, not only will you be forced to lean on God’s power and not your own, but you will find yourself being "stretched for service." As you broaden your horizons and take on new ministry opportunities, let God use those experiences to mold, stretch, and shape you into the servant He wants you to be.

God, You are the potter; I am the clay. Mold me into a person who glorifies you. Use my experiences to stretch the boundaries of what I am comfortable with, so that I can serve You more effectively. Be glorified in my weakness, Lord; use it to lead me into Your righteousness. In Christ Jesus’ holy name I pray, amen.

fullofwisdom3 51M

9/25/2005 7:37 pm

“For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” - Psalm 107:9


The Bible cries out with one recurring truth: God quenches the thirst and satisfies the hunger of those who seek him. So often we try to soothe the ache in our soul and fill the emptiness in our heart with what is only a temporary satisfaction that only God's presence can fill. Let's refuse every false satisfaction and seek the LORD!

Forgive me, dear Father, for trying to find the satisfaction for my soul's hunger in what is not truly sustaining. (Confess the area of temptation that most often causes you to stumble in this area --sex, status, possessions, economic security, chemical dependency, abusing food, body identity, etc.) As I seek you, dear LORD, please make your presence known as you satisfy my spiritual thirst and satiate my soul's hunger. In the name of Jesus, my Lord. Amen.

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9/27/2005 9:59 pm

“The lips of the righteous know what is fitting, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.” - Proverbs 10:32


How many times have you said just the "wrong" thing? For me, it is more often than I would like to recall. Jesus words on this topic are indeed convicting to me: "Out of the abundance of the heart does the mouth speak." (Matthew 12:34) In other words, poor words and bad timing in our speech are more issues of our heart than issues of social skills and decorum. Let's ask God to purify, mend, and re-focus our heart on his will and passions.
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” - Psalm 19:14

Almighty God, loving and merciful Father, please purify my heart of all evil, hate, duplicity, prejudice, malice, lust and greed. By the powerful name of Jesus, please drive away any evil power or enticing temptation that would corrupt my heart and wound my soul. Fill my heart with love, grace, righteousness, holy passion, gentleness, forbearance, sensitivity, courage, conviction, and forgiveness. Give me discernment to know which of these qualities are needed at any given moment. Sanctify me -- body, soul, and spirit -- with your Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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