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I Can Do Whatever You Call Me to Do

Thank You for another day, Father. I most certainly was not perfect today but feeling Your presence alongside me helped me to make many right choices. I am grateful that You continue to work with me.

Matthew 3:13-17 (<<click the green)

I think we’ve all struggled with feeling that we weren’t qualified to shoulder some responsibility that was set before us in our past. Many times we’ve taken up the task at hand and maybe some of have lingering doubts that we made the right decision in not doing so.

In today’s passage, we find John diligently proclaiming the coming of the long-expected Messiah. The Old Testament “prophet Isaiah was speaking about John when he said,

“He is a voice shouting in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming!
Clear the road for him!’”
(Matthew 3:3)

John had cleared the way and here came Jesus – the Messiah!

I’m sure John was grateful that he had obeyed God’s calling on his life – it was a big task. It was a hard task. But with God’s help, he had done the right thing and doing it with the best of his ability.

Then Jesus asked John to baptize him.

“What?! Wait a minute! I am the one who needs to be baptized by you…” But when Jesus replied, “It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires”, John readily complied.

It was a big request, but John was obedient.

Lord, sometimes You call us to things that we think are beyond what we are capable of…but You know best. You do not call us to fail but to succeed. And quite often we are not the ones to define those terms. Lord, You alone can see all the interworkings of the circumstances in which we find ourselves. May we obey. May we have confidence in You. May we be diligent. I can do whatever You call me to do.

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

Oct 2nd, Mon, 7:44 pm

Before It’s Too Late

Thank You, Father, for being my companion today. I appreciate Your presence as I have worked here at home getting things ready for Sunday.

I read the next passage of Scripture but feel that you would have me to write on something else. Coming into this week I was actually a couple of days ahead on my writing, which is more the exception and not the rule in recent days. But as the week progressed my lead shrank. It wasn’t because I didn’t have an opportunity to write – I did – but I put it off it because I was struggling to focus. I tried to write last night before the evening was through but all I got down on paper was my opening prayer, then things happened and I didn’t get any further.

As I finished up the book of 2nd Peter he wrote of making choices in our relationship with You, Lord, so as to be prepared for Your inevitable return. How many of us “put it off”? We have so much on our plate of life that we struggle to focus on what is truly important.

If you have never accepted Christ as your Savior but keeping putting it off because you are hesitant to hand over the reins of your life to God for fear that you’ll have to give up too much or maybe do things you don’t want to do, then it is vitally important that you make it your top priority to deal with your spiritual health. None of us knows when our lives will end. None of us knows when Christ will return. And if the decision to accept His free offer of salvation is put off and put off, it will be too late. At that point, there will be no do-overs. Our answer of “no” will be our final answer and we will have no one to blame but ourselves – for all of eternity.

I’ll not apologize if this sounds “preachy” for that is my calling. This is by no means a negative thing! It is the most positive thing one can ever do. We never lose by accepting Christ, we always win! The things we think we cannot live without are replaced with things that are so much deeper and richer and more fulfilling than we ever thought possible!

I would ask that you not put it off any longer. See things for what they truly are. Give your life to Christ – you’ll never regret it!

If you would like to make that decision here is a link that lays out the ABC’s of Salvation. Email or Facebook Message me if you have any questions or to let me know about your decision.

Thank You, Lord, for Your Love for all of us. May we all strive to serve You with all of our soul, mind, and strength each and every day! Amen.

Mar 23rd, Thurs, 7:56 am