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Use Me

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June 20, 2024 8:00 pm

Use Me

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts

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June 20, 2024 8:00 pm

The restless soul is never satisfied with wealth and success. A deceased country music icon could testify to this truth. He had nearly forty of his albums appear on Billboard's country-music top ten charts and just as many number one singles. But he also had multiple marriages and spent time in prison. Even with all his achievements, he once lamented: "There’s a restlessness in my soul that I've never conquered, not with motion, marriages or meaning. . . . It's still there to a degree. And it will be till the day I die." Sadly, he could have found rest in his soul before his life ended.

Jesus invites all those, like this musician, who have become weary from toiling in sin and its consequences to come to him personally: “Come to me,” He says (Matthew 11:28). When we receive salvation in Jesus, He will take the burdens from us and “give [us] rest.” The only requirements are to believe in Him and then to learn from Him how to live the abundant life He provides (John 10:10). Taking on the yoke of Jesus’ discipleship results in our finding “rest for [our] souls” (Matthew 11:29).

When we come to Jesus, He doesn’t abbreviate our accountability to God. He gives peace to our restless souls by providing us a new and less burdensome way to live in Him. He gives us true rest.

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Hey, welcome in to a word of encouragement from your friends at Our Daily Bread. The reading for today titled Use Me was written by Arthur Jackson. James Morris was once described as an illiterate but warm-hearted layman. But God used him to draw Augustus Toplady to saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Toplady, the 18th century author of the timeless hymn, Rock of Ages, described hearing Morris preach, Indeed, God does marvelous things in unlikely places, and through those we may rank as unqualified or ordinary. In 1 Corinthians 1, Paul reminded believers in Jesus that they were an unimpressive lot. Not many of you were wise by human standards. Not many were influential. Not many were of noble birth. Though the Corinthian believers were quite ordinary, by God's grace they weren't lacking in giftedness and usefulness. And God, who knows how to put boasters in their place, was at work among them and through them.

Do you see yourself as plain, ordinary, or even less than? Don't fret. If you have Jesus and are willing to be used by him, you have enough. May your heart's prayer be, God, use me.

Today's Our Daily Bread devotional scripture reading is from the writings of Paul in 1 Corinthians chapter 1 verses 26 through 31. Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards. Not many were influential.

Not many were of noble birth. 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. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things and the things that are not to nullify the things that are so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God, that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.

Therefore, as it is written, let the one who boasts boast in the Lord. Let's pray. Heavenly Father, thank you so much for instilling value and purpose in each of us. And when we doubt our abilities and usefulness, remind us of how you have used ordinary people just like us throughout the ages to do extraordinary things for you. Thank you, Lord. It's in Jesus' name that we pray. Amen. Thanks for listening today. My name is Wes Ward, and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries.
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