Sep 23, 2011

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A Unique Spokesperson

A Unique Spokesperson

Do you see yourself as a Spokesperson for the Most High God?  I was reading over this devotional and I was once again reminded that no matter what I do, where I am, or who I am with, I am a spokesperson for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We do not have to be anyone “special” to be used by God because we are already special.  He asks for a surrendered heart and a humble spirit.  This devotional is to help us remember that no matter our occupation or life’s work, and no matter what our background might be, God wants us to be His unique spokesperson.  As a follower of Jesus, I know that the Holy Spirit dwells in me thus making every contact with any individual an opportunity to minister to that person or group of people.  I hope this encourages and challenges you.  Who will God speak to or minister to through you, today?

A Unique Spokesperson

Read 1 Kings 16:29- 17:1, 18:1-15 

God’s methods are often surprising.  God did not raise up an army to destroy Ahab and Jezebel.  Neither did He send some scintillating prince to argue His case or try to impress their royal majesties.  Instead, God did the unimaginable – He chose somebody like ….well, like Elijah.

Are you thinking right now that somebody else is better qualified for that short-term mission assignment?  For that leadership training group? For that community service?  Are you a wife and homemaker who feels that your contribution to God’s service is not noteworthy?  Do you see other people as special or called or talented?

You may be missing an opportunity that is right there in front of you.  You may be in the very midst of a ministry and not even realize it.  (What greater ministry can there be, for example, than that of a faithful wife and loving mother?)  Your ministry may be to just two or three people.  Don’t discount that.  God’s methods are often surprising.  When we are standing alone in the gap, ultimately, we’re standing before God.  When the call comes, will God find us ready and willing to stand for Him?  Will He find our hearts are completely His?  Will He be able to say, “Ah, yes, there’s a heart that is completely Mine.  Yes, there’s sufficient commitment there for Me to use that life with an Ahab.  That’s the kind of disciplined devotion I’m looking for.”

No matter what role you fill in life, you’re not unimportant when it comes to standing alone for truth.  What spot has God given you?  Whatever it is, God says, “You’re standing before ME, and I want to use you.  I want to use you as My unique spokesperson in your day and age, at this moment and time.”  Elijah, this gaunt, rugged figure striding out of nowhere, suddenly stepping into the pages of history, is a clear witness of the value of one life completely committed to God.  An unknown man from a backwater place, he was called to stand against evil in the most turbulent and violent and decadent of times.  LOOK AROUND.  The need is still GREAT, and God is still searching.

A devotional from Charles Swindoll, July 2005, Thomas Nelson, Inc. Nashville TN

  1. Surely God uses ordinary people to do His work:

    27 "But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong." – 1 Corinthians 1:27

  2. glenn, right on! i too feel that way…especially as i'm walking the streets. you never know who/how or why you may affect someone by the grace of God. and on the flipside…there are times and people who i encounter that bring Jesus to me through word or action! we're all in this together, ….whether we like it or not! lol

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