SaturdayJanuary 13, 2018

Daily Devotional

Show Me, Use Me, Help Me

By: Pastor Ed Young

Posted: January 13, 2018

From Series: Your Best Mundane Life Now

In Topics: All, Life, Opportunity, Prayer, Serving, Strength, Work

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Read

Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

Think

Every day, we have two choices. We can make the most out of the mundane, or we can complain about it. We can view each day as a gift from God and work heartily, or we can approach it with a “do what I’ve got to do to get through it” mindset. But that’s not how God wants us to live. He didn’t create us to just get by. He wants us to find joy in all circumstances, and include Him in every aspect of our lives.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. eloquently said, “Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.” What a powerful prayer! Every day, we too have the opportunity to say, “God, use me and show me how to make the most of this day!” God loves being included in our day, so we must be expectantly attentive and listen for His voice. When we avail ourselves to Him, He will present us numerous opportunities to get outside of ourselves to serve others.

We all have our days. And some days all we feel like doing is crawling back into bed. Other days we’re faced with numerous distractions, too many choices, and endless interruptions, and it seems like we can’t get anything accomplished. How can we serve others if we can’t even accomplish the tasks at hand? We simply say, “God, help me!” When we are doing something for the will of God, and we ask Him for help, He will deliver ten times out of ten. He will renew our strength and do “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”

Pray

Heavenly Father, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.”

Act

Create your own Show me, Use me, Help me prayer. Write down what God shows you, how He uses you, and how He helps you accomplish the work. And refer back to those times for hope and inspiration when it seems like every day has just become mundane.