I pray that you will give thanks to the Lord for He has set you apart from birth and revealed His Son to you in a personal way. May you understand that with knowing Christ, you are entrusted with the task of sharing the gospel to those who do not know Him. Since He has called you by His grace, I pray that you will joyfully and patiently share the truth of this good news. I pray you will be sensitive to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and that He will give you divine appointments and open doors to share the gospel.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.
They were the potters who lived in Netaim and Gederah; they lived there and worked for the king.
[1 Chr 4:23]
A lowlier task on them is laid,
With love to make the labor light;
And there their beauty they must shed
On quiet homes, and lost to sight.
Changed are their visions high and fair,
Yet, calm and still, they labor there.
~ HYMNS OF THE AGES ~
Anywhere and everywhere we may dwell “with the King for His work.” We may be in a very unlikely or unfavorable place for this; it may be in a literal country life, with little enough to be seen of the “goings” of the King around us; it may be among hedges of all sorts, hindrances in all directions; it may be, furthermore, with our hands full of all manner of pottery for our daily task. No matter! The King who placed us “there” will come and dwell there with us; the hedges are all right, or He would soon do away with them; and it does not follow that what seems to hinder our way may not be for its very protection; and as for the pottery, why, that is just exactly what He has seen fit to put into our hands, and therefore it is, for the present, “His work.”
~ F. R. HAVERGAL ~
I Am In Your Midst, And I Am Mighty!
I AM IN YOUR MIDST, AND I AM MIGHTY! JUST as the sun is at the center of the solar system, so I am at the center of your entire being—physical, emotional, and spiritual. I, the Mighty One who created the universe, live inside you! Let this amazing truth reverberate in your mind and soak into your innermost being.
Ponder what it means to have so much Power dwelling inside you. One implication is that you don't need to worry about your lack of strength. In fact, my Power shows itself most effective in your weakness.
Remind yourself frequently that I live inside you and I am mighty! Let your awareness of My indwelling Presence drive out discouragement and fill you with great Joy. As My Life flows into yours, you are strengthened with divine might.
The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
[The Lord] said to me, My grace (My favor and lovingkindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!
[2 Corinthians 12:9]
To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy.
~ Sarah Young ~