God, with his mercy, gave us this work to do, so we don’t give up. 2 Corinthians 4:1 (NCV)
There is something I want you to know. There is something that I want you to hear loud and clear. There is something that I want you to know and believe without a doubt. There is something rock solid that I want you to hold on to tightly. What’s that? What do you have to tell me? What do I need to know? What do I need to hold on to tightly? I’m listening. You have aroused my curiosity. You have my full attention. I have called you into ministry. I have given you work to do for me. My hand is on you. I will work in and through your life.
Do you know why it is so important for you to know that I have given you work to do for me? I’m not sure. Do you feel encouraged to know that I will work in and through your life? Yes, I do feel encouraged in knowing that you will work in and through my life. You will help me to accomplish your purposes and plans. Do you feel embolden to know that my hand is on you? Yes, I do feel confident in knowing you will empower me to do all that you ask of me. Does it give you hope and meaning and purpose in knowing that I have given you work to do for me? Yes, it does give me hope and meaning and purpose to knowing that that I have been given an assignment from you. I want you to hold on to all that I have said to you here and now.
Why is it so important to hold on to all that you are saying to me here and now? I know that I need to hold on to every word that you have to say to me. Why will these words be especially important for me to hear? Oh, I think you can answer that question. Let me hear what you have to say. There is no doubt that I will grow weary. I am sure that I will wear out. I will grow tired. I will feel empty and useless. I will question your call. I will doubt my work. I will be tempted to quit. I will want to give up. It will be then that I will need to remember and hear again that you have called me into your service. I will need to remember and hear again that you will help me to keep on doing your work. Your hand will still be on me. You will be with me. You will revive, refresh and restore me. You will fill me up. You will refuel me You will keep on using me. Yes, I will. Hold on to me. Keep on doing the work that I have given you to do for me. Yes Lord, I will.
Lord, I know how easy it is to let my life get out of balance. There have been many times I have not taken good care of myself. I need you to revive and refuel my life. Give me your wisdom and strength as I keep on serving you. Amen
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