Ask God..to use you! This is a prayer that I have been praying for years. I want God to use me! I WANT God to use ME!! I realized that it is not about what God can do for me but what can I do for God. I used to pray…”help me God”, “give me God”! “I need this or that God!” But it wasn’t until my prayers changed from “all about me” to “all about God” that my heart started changing to wanting to be used by God. I took the focus off me and my needs and started putting my focus on who God really is! I realized that the God that created the Universe cares about me and wants a relationship with me. The God of glory loves me and He loves you! God doesn’t need me to accomplish His plans but He lets me be a part of what He is planning! He gave me purpose! Have you ever heard that if you are helping other people,that it will actually help you as you go through a difficult circumstance. It is so true! When you are helping someone else you temporarily forget about the issues or circumstances in your own life. It gives you a feeling of goodness, kindness and brings a peace that is only from The Lord! So…look around today and ask God to give you opportunities to help someone! Then listen for Him to whisper in your ear and speak to your heart about what you can do! Then is the big step…DO IT!! We have good intentions sometimes and say that “I am going to do______________________” but we fail to carry it out many times! It’s Good Friday!! What can you do to make it a Good Friday for someone today? Let God use you!
I wish you all a blessed and Good Friday!
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Philippians 2:3, 4 NIV)
“Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” (Romans 12:13 NIV)
Ask God…to heal you! As I sit here this morning with my journal and praying to my sweet Lord a verse came to me that I prayed over and over again at a time in my life when I needed God’s healing. Jeremiah 17:14 says, “Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” Now, as I have shared before I had Breast cancer 27 years ago, but this wasn’t the time that God gave me this special verse. It was when I was going through my divorce 10 years ago. After being married for 23 years it felt like my heart had literally been ripped apart. The emotional pain of divorce was even greater than the physical pain of cancer. It is a different kind of hurt. Either way God is a God that wants to heal you!
I would pray this verse over and over and over…”Heal ME O Lord and I WILL be HEALED, save ME O Lord and I WILL be saved! I believed in my heart that God would heal my heart of the pain that I was feeling. But, we can’t stop there and just ask God to heal us. The last part of this verse says, “for you are the one I praise”.
God wants to heal you, but more than just heal you He wants to be close to you! When I was praying and asking God to heal me I also prayed that I would always give HIM praise!! That I would exalt His name! That I would tell others what He did for me!
Let God heal your heart this morning of whatever hurts. Let God heal your body of whatever hurts. Trust in His healing hand! HE IS GOD and He has the power! Sometimes, we have to go through a season in our life when we have to cry out to God for His hand, His comfort, and His healing and that’s ok for a season. But God wants you to cry out to Him for His heart and for more of Him!! Let God heal you today! But don’t forget to PRAISE Him tomorrow!!
God has healed me not only physically but He healed me emotionally as well! To Him I am thankful and I share my story because I promised Him over and over in my prayers, that I would give Him praise!!
“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” (Jeremiah 17:14 NIV)