It's not all about me. It's all about how I can fulfill God's purpose for my life. From the time in the womb, God created me for a purpose, and Lord, my God, I choose to move forward in You. With all my heart I seek to actualize what You placed in me. Let me be a lighthouse and You the fire within to warn and to guide.
My friends, our lives are in the hands of Holy Spirit. The Holy Word says to make your body a sacrifice:
Romans 12:1 (AMPC)
I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you
in view of [all] the mercies of God,
to make a decisive dedication of your bodies
[presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy
(devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God,
which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent)
service and spiritual worship.
My life is not my own. We can choose to go with this directive to dedicate our body to His use, our indwelling Holy Spirit. Yes, I personally do choose to dedicate this body to His use for His work. My own deepest desire is to carry God's love to all whom I meet, and to help lead His kids back into Jesus’ Kingdom.
My mind, my will, my emotions I submit to You. Please Lord, let me be used by You to bring Your saving Word to many. The book, CAST UP A HIGHWAY, was written by You through my hand. It was not an impotent effort; You had a purpose for it. How else can it be used? What would You have me do? Though it’s not really me, is it? It is~ what do You want to do?
In many areas of the world God's kids are going through tremendous suffering. The enemy has willing servants who are murdering Christians, actually trying to exterminate them all. Lord, we lift Your kids up to You, asking for Your hand to come upon them for protection, courage, and wisdom. They are the martyrs we see in:
When He opened the fifth seal,
I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”
11 Then a white robe was given to each of them;
and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer,
until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren,
who would be killed as they were, was completed.
The martyr’s place in heaven is assured. They are given the white robes of victory! They suffered for a little while on earth, but their eternity is going to be spent in joy. Thank You Lord for all You are doing in them and for them today. Let our prayers bring You ever closer to these beloved ones; that they may not falter in their love for You. Come, my friends, let us join together across the world to lift up all the victims of the devil’s evil work. See our prayers as lifting a great shield of protection around them; Keep them in Your hands, my God, giving them wisdom and courage.
Lord, bring all of those about to be killed by the enemy to know You in a deep place in their hearts, that they may meet Your smiling face when they go through death’s door, not satan’s evil laughter. Thank You My Lord and God! Let our prayers for them cause Your grace to shine upon them and draw each one to Your heart of love.