Lord, all things raise up and praise Your holy Name! Even the little critters praise You. Birds come and sit on our fence looking over the situation. Sometimes they burst into song, and I find myself wondering what spirit inside them is filling their breast waiting to flow forth? What do these little birds know of the Creator? Is it the realization that they are a small part of something larger? If they have that revelation, why not me? Do we ever think about our place in God’s plan? We do have a role and it is a very important one whether or not we realize it. If that cheery little birdsong might put a bit of hope in someone’s life this morning, causing them to get out of bed and on to work with a new attitude, That new perspective can bring light and they may even choose to accept Jesus as Savior that day~ and all because of a little birdsong. Or maybe our encouraging word to another will help that one through a difficult situation.
A smile could brighten another’s whole day; words might even give them knowledge of God’s love for them. If we listen to Holy Spirit within, we could have a major affect on many. But it is our choice whether we listen to Spirit living within, or ignore that still small voice. It's an important choice in God’s design. If I infect one life with hope and truth, only God knows where that will go! Each of us is IMPORTANT.
One step of obedience can be a life and death choice for someone. We are God’s instrument that plays His love song and calls in the hurting, the sick of heart, the lonely, the desperate. Jesus, You said You would 'never leave us, never abandon us; You hold on tight to us; no one can take us away from Your grasp.' Your love for us is too strong and powerful. Can we bring that song to another?
Hebrews 13:5 [Amp]
. . . being content with what you have; for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”
Lord, You created us for a purpose; we have a specific space in Your plans, a role to perform, a major part. Am I the leading lady? No, not in the grand scheme, but, my friend, you and I may be just that in a person’s life. If we were created to bring one person to salvation, that would be enough. But Lord it’s not my desire to bring only one to know You. So many need You Lord! Our world is a Sodom and Gomorrah today, but You brought a man to us who can be a worker for You to restore righteousness to our nation. Bless and protect our president, my Lord; many of us will stand in the gap for him.
We the people of Your world, of Your Kingdom, Jesus, are willing ambassadors for You. Send us where You know there is need. One time You asked if I would go into the growing darkness for You. I said yes if you will go with me. . . You smiled and reminded me of Hebrews 13:5. Lord, it seems like life is full of so many choices.
My calendar can be bursting at the seams full, but it’s my choice. Time is mine to spend or invest. I’m making the effort to have You, my God, design my calendar of events. I place my days in Your hands. How about you, my friends. Are you satisfied with your calendar? Does it need some spiritual rearranging? Know that I am praying this Scripture over you:
Ephesians 3:16-20 (NIV)
I pray that out of his glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.