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An Ambassador of Love

August 8 // 1 Corinthians 8:20-21

Scripture
Jer. 1:9-10

“Then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me, “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, To pluck up, and To break down, To destroy and To overthrow, To build and to plant.”


Observation

Jeremiah, God’s kingdom ambassador sent forth to speak the words of his King. Perhaps in the beginning people showered Jeremiah with a pat on the back and praise saying, “What a calling” “good for you Jeremiah!” Showers of encouragement were abundant, at first. Soon enough, Jeremiah would discovered the ugly truth about being God’s mouth piece. His job would not win him “Man of the year” award, nor would it gather a group of friendly fan followers, just the opposite. He was hated, threatened, tried for his life, put in stocks, and alone. No one really liked his message. And I have a feeling Jeremiah may have had a slight problem with it himself, nevertheless, Jeremiah spoke God’s words and they accomplished a spiritual break-down of the old, clearing a path for the new.

Application

Looking back, one of my favorite memories was going to work with my dad on the weekends. I did it until he passed away, I was twenty-three. I never tired of being with him, though I can’t image I really helped much. Still, we were together and that’s all that mattered to me. I feel the same way today about God. I want to go to work with Him, I want to be with Him while He does His thing. To watch God do what only He can do is more than my heart’s desire could hold.


Everyday, I must ask myself whose message am I speaking? As a believer my words have power to tear down or build up. I am like a Contractor, somedays I must do demolition work other days I build. The timing for both types of work is crucial. My heart work; must be the foundation before I go to work. If my heart is not right I am liable to cause damage and misrepresent my King, for which I indebted to.



Prayer

Dear Lord,

What a privilege it is to know you! What a honor to serve you! My desire is to work next to you where I can watch you and learn your ways. Make me ready and prepared to speak your words and to know when to build and when to tear down. My heart work is crucial for both. As your light shines brighter with each new day, I ask that you increase my gift of discernment, to be ready in season and out always prepared to give a reason for why I believe. Thank you for inviting me to go to work with you, what I accomplish I do with You!

Yours
Gail
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This journal entry was posted by Gail . She is currently married with 2 children and has attended New Hope for the past 12 years.

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