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Monday, March 18, 2019
God's Gift Bag
King David was a soldier, a
mighty warrior.In Psalm 18 we read that
God had uniquely gifted him for his calling with great strength and physical
abilities. Like David, you too have been
painstakingly created in Christ for the good works God had prepared beforehand
for you to accomplish.Let’s take a few
minutes to consider how you and I have been forged physically, intellectually,
spiritually, and emotionally for God’s glory.
It is God who arms me with
strength and keeps my way secure. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He causes me to stand on the
heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of
Things to think about:
case, let’s take a quick look at his make up:
oPhysically – a strong, powerful man
oIntellectually – an excellent military strategist and tactician
oSpiritually – a man after God’s own heart
oEmotionally – both hot headed and soft hearted
these different qualities to win wars, write psalms, and serve as a biblical
model of a godly man.
·How is God
using you to accomplish His work?
oDoes it sound weird to you to think that God made you just as He
did so you could accomplish His agenda?
·How would you
describe yourself on each of these aspects?Before you answer, remember God says you are His handiwork!
·How can you
see them coming together to achieve a Kingdom purpose?
oSometimes, when discouragement gets the better of us, we can feel
like we got the leftovers from the gifts bag.Have you ever / do you ever feel that way?
·If you don’t
know your purpose yet, does reflecting on these help you see the puzzle pieces painting a picture
My prayer is that each of us would embrace the
high calling God has placed on us to do the good works He planned in advance
for us.And when we are done,
that God would get the praise and glory. Amen!