Who Will God Speak Through Today?

The people that God will use may look very different than you may expect.

Today, who do you expect God to use? You may have in your mind an image of the person that God will use.

It may be your preacher. Your small group leader. Your youth pastor. Someone that works for the church. Someone that’s in full time missions.

We all have an idea of who God will use.

And, we all have an idea who God won’t use. He will use the good, the holy, the “sanctified.”

He won’t use the hypocrites, the sinful, the imperfect. He only uses the worth.

Right? That’s what we are tempted to think sometimes.

But, that isn’t the case. Look at what we hear in Judges 4:4-5:

And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time. And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.

We see God raise up Deborah. We see Him use here in amazing ways in this book. She leads the people of God to a victory. She frees them. She helps restore them to freedom and helps them to return to the correct worship of God.

And she was not who we would expected God to use. We didn’t expect God to raise her up. And He did. He used someone that we normally wouldn’t have expected God to use.

He uses unexpected people to accomplish His plan and His purpose.

So, today, who do you expect God to use? Who do you think that God will use to speak to you today?

Where do you expect God to speak to you from?

Are you sure about that?

May our eyes be open to all the various ways and places and people that God can speak through. May we be looking. May we be listening.

Today, look for God. Listen for God. Seek Him. And don’t be surprised if He speaks to you in a way that you weren’t expecting.

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May We Pray

Today, you’ve been given a great gift, and a great responsiblity.

Today, in every moment of your day, you have the chance to make a difference. Today, for you, if you use it wisely, there will be no wasted moments.  Today, there will be not idle times.

Today, you can truly impact everyone that you talk to, that you see, that you pass by.

Today, you can make a huge difference in the lives of so many people.

How?  How can you do this? Through prayer.

Today, you can impact so many through prayer.  Listen to what Paul writes in 1 Timothy:

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.

Pray for all people.  That guy that passed you in the hall that you don’t like?  Pray for him.

That lady that cut you off in traffic today?  Pray for her.

That person that was disrespectful and rude? Pray for them.

Who knows what could be going on their lives?  Who knows what troubles they may be facing. Who knows what trials they may be going through?   They could be in the most dire need of prayer.

And that’s our job. As Christians we are called to pray. Pray at work. Pray at school.  Pray in our families. Pray as we travel. Pray as we walk.  Pray.

Today, you have the chance to make an amazing difference in everyone that you meet.  Today, pray.

That is God’s calling for you today. And that is your gift you give to everyone that you come into contact with.

Today, may we pray.