How very encouraging a thought – He desires to use us. Let us seek Him and be useful vessels He can employ to bring forth light in the darkness, to touch the sick and be healed, to pour out love to the unlovely. Let us push into the One who made us for His purposes and be amazed.
Some desire My works and might, but do not seek Me. They ask, “Why has God not answered My prayer? Why so long, Oh Lord?” I say to these, “What seek ye?” Do you wait for Me, truly wait for Me by casting all of your care upon Me, pressing into Me to know My heart and worshiping Me?
Are you still before Me doing nothing but letting Me saturate you with My presence? Do you toil and strive to find your own way? There are daily tasks that I’ve set before you to do, but even in these you can welcome My presence. Do you fill your heart with things of the world by what you spend your time on or do you set aside a time and way for Me to fill you?
The more you learn of Me, the more hungry for Me you will become. For those who are unable to do for themselves, set Me before them and My ways. How do you have room for Me with all else that you fill yourself with? Search your heart, what have I put My finger upon in your life that I say, “release this” and have more time for Me?
Push into Me by what you listen to or watch. What in your life can you have less of and have more of Me? I change everything, My creative power brings light and life. Do you read or listen to My word? Do you surround yourself with good things, with what is of Me, with what pleases Me, or do you surround yourself with things of the world? What does your mind think of? Are you anxious? Do you dwell on lustful actions or are your thoughts pure before Me?
My love, let Me renew your mind and fill you with good things. I do not condemn you, just push into Me, for I Am the well spring of life and meet every need.
- “I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob’s descendants, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right.” Isaiah 45:19
- “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” Jeremiah 29:12-14
- “Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” Psalm 119:129-130
- “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:20-23
- “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8
- “We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.” Psalm 44:1
Excerpt from Charles Spurgeon’s Sermon
“The Story of God’s Mighty Acts” – 1859
“Whenever God has done a mighty work it has been by some very insignificant instrument. When he slew Goliath it was by little David, who was but a ruddy youth. Lay not up the sword of Goliath—I always thought that a mistake of David – lay up, not Goliath’s sword, but lay up the stone, and treasure up the sling in God’s armory for ever. When God would slay Sisera, it was a woman that must do it with a hammer and a nail. God has done his mightiest works by the meanest instruments: that is a fact most true of all God’s works – Peter the fisherman at Pentecost, Luther the humble monk at the Reformation, Whitefield the potboy of the Old Bell Inn at Gloucester in the time of the last century’s revival; and so it must be to the end. God works not by Pharaoh’s horses or chariot, but he works by Moses’ rod; he doth not his wonders with the whirlwind and the storm; he doth them by the still small voice, that the glory may be his and the honour all his own.
Doth not this open a field of encouragement to you and to me?”