“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14)
I have been thinking a lot about how I spend my time. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a problem with procrastination and, let’s face it, laziness. I think quite a few people struggle with it. But when I begin to think of all the ways that the Lord has blessed me, despite what I think of as misfortune in my life, I am so very thankful! I can’t even begin to imagine what path my life would have taken if I hadn’t come to know the Lord as my own personal Saviour. He has paid the ultimate price and through His Blood, I have been redeemed! How gracious a God I now serve! And after realizing that, shall I keep squandering my time? Putting things off and shirking responsibility? Heaven forbid!
As a Christian, I must find ways to be useful in His service. I must depend entirely on Him, for He is truly my Lord and Saviour, and how can I call Him that if my actions and ordinary pursuits don’t reflect it? So many think they have to do great deeds in His Name, and while He may certainly call some to do that, it starts with the small, ordinary things. How you behave, what you pursue, how you follow through with your everyday actions – those are the things that really show a changed life, a changed spirit. To walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8) doesn’t require giant deeds that will be widely recognized by men. Do the small things, the ordinary everyday things that most people frown upon, with grace and joy. Do them for the Lord. Uplift your every action, your every word, and your every thought to the Lord.
John 3:30 says, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Make that true in your life.
Let all you are glorify Him. You are the clay and He is the potter, so then let Him mold you into what He wants you to be. And be thankful! Always and in everything, be thankful! He has brought you this far, and He will carry you through the rest of the journey, if you will trust in Him in all you do. He is an amazing God! And His grace is never-ending!
“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see.”
What wonderful grace!