“Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I say?”
— Luke 6:46
How sad it is that there are many professing Christians who think of God as some sort of a genie in a bottle who is there to help them fulfill their plans. They call upon God when they want to, when they need help to do what they want to do.
Thus, Christ is their servant and they are the masters. The Scripture makes it plain that we are the bondservants of Christ. He is our Master and, therefore, we need to be available to Him. The greatest ability the Christian needs is availability. Are you available to God? Are you available to Him today and each day to use you?
Offer yourself each morning to God, to Jesus Christ as Master and Lord of your life, and you will be amazed at what will happen and the opportunities for service you will have that will make the end of your day a glorious thing. As you lie down at night, you will know that God has used you, that your life has had eternal significance.
People will be brought into your presence who have deep needs, those who have need of Jesus Christ, and you will have the pleasure of pointing them to the Savior. Your life will begin to bud and blossom and bring forth fruit abundantly to the glory of Jesus Christ, if you are available to Him and if you sincerely pray, “O God, use me today.” This is a prayer He will answer.
Forgive us, Lord, for too often playing church. Forgive us for treating prayer like a spiritual vending machine, where we insert our coins and out comes the product. Lord, You are our master, not our genie. We submit to You today with gratitude…
BY GOD’S STRENGTH, WE CAN
SUBMIT TO JESUS OUR LORD.