Power in dust!
Verse for Today: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Psalms 103:14 – For (the Lord) Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are dust.
Only the maker knows how strong the product is. He knows its weaknesses as well as strengths and usefulness. If the product has this awareness, it will never boast and will continue to seek the help of its maker for sustainability and usability. This is most relevant with regard to human beings. We are created by the Almighty and so He knows all our weaknesses and strengths. He deals in and with us with this realization and handles us with kindness and care. He knows that we are but a breath and are like dust, with no capacity or strength within us. It is His enabling that makes us able to perform. Our survival is in His hands as He fortifies us to keep going. As dust, we fly away with the wind and are tossed around by the minutest changes in our situations. We are often so lost and are not easily found by anyone with any human effort. But our God knows us, with all our weaknesses and inadequacies. His heavenly eyes see us and find us out whenever we are away from Him and discipline us to be submissive and committed to Him alone. He makes us fit instruments in His mighty hands. He is mindful that we are fragile and so in His mercy, He pours His power into us and molds us to make us what He wants us to be. So we are to demonstrate His grace, power, love and compassion through all our dealings. If we fail in it at any time, we can go to Him and draw upon His powerful resources to keep going. His Spirit is within us to strengthen us to do mighty things for His kingdom. It has pleased the Lord to use us for Him and He enables us to touch the lives of others today. We must forget about ourselves and our tiny problems and leave all of it at the foot of the cross and keep moving in this world for His glory. With His power in us, we are like dynamite, ready to explode for Jesus.
Dear friend, are you looking at your weak frame and your identity as a worthless dust and get discouraged? Are you tempted to focus on your weaknesses and quit or are you challenged to boast about your self-inflated worth? Today God wants you to look at yourselves through His eyes. You are God’s greatest powerhouse on earth today. When you come to Him in prayer, it is your opportunity to be humble, confess your nothingness before Him and seek His mercy and grace to touch the lives of others. Then you will be pleasantly surprised to see the power of God pass from you to the people you deal with as expressions of sympathy, love, compassion, peace, joy and patience. It has pleased God to use you today in touching the lonely, hurt, sick, depressed, despised, forsaken, friendless, poor and painful lives around you. He deals with you and makes use of you knowing that you are dust with a weak frame. But when you are filled with His power, you are usable and useful to Him and to others on His behalf. So you can forget about yourself and your puny problems because God is handling it according to His riches in glory. If you are tempted to boast about your achievements in this world, it is time you confess it as pride and ask for His forgiveness. Today let the dusts speak of God’s glories as He puts the dusts together to build His kingdom.
2 Corinthians 12:9 – My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.
Thought for Today
God uses a humble and contrite human dust to accomplish great things on earth.
Prayer for Today
Dear Lord Jesus: Help me to crucify all my pride and submit myself with all my inadequacies for your empowerment and enabling. Amen!
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