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August 31, 2018 | Daily Devotionals | August 31, 2018

Use Me

 

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. Ephesians 1:4

 

The one thing the devil fears more than any other thing is a God’s man who is willing to say those two little words each day: “Use me.”  We especially grab his attention when God burdens us to begin inviting others to explore a relationship with Christ.  He will stop at nothing to keep these two little words from ever being fused together in prayer.  He needs to keep them separate in your life.  Using other things is much better, he’ll say.  Using people, substances, credit cards, false motivations, feelings, is all great.  Using them now is optimal.

If the devil can make God’s man a dedicated user, occupying his life and mind with other things, we won’t be available to be used by God.  So go on, he’ll say, use, abuse and blow a fuse!  Satan would love to decommission you, dishonorably discharge you, and destroy your availability.

The “me” part of that “use me” statement is potentially just as good a derailer, if not better.  It diverts attention away from others and their need to know Christ and puts the focus on number one.  “What about me? — they’re all following me — what’s in it for me? — now they’ll see me — does the boss like me? — how much money will it make me? — what if they reject me? — she wants me.”

“Use me.” Two little words — a verb and a pronoun. If meant sincerely will turn your life around.

Father, use me, I want to be your man.

 

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