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Friday, October 26, 2012

Lord, What What Will Thy Have Me to Do?

"O how love Thy law! It is My meditation all the day" (Psalm 119:97)

Do you know the first words Paul uttered when he met the Lord Jesus on the Damascus Road? He said, "Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?" (Acts 9:6). He didn't say, "Lord, what wilt others have me to do?" Or, "What will Thou have others to do?" God had a personal plan for his life.

He stayed on course and didn't shirk his passion when the going got tough. Nothing could stop Paul. Will you be able to say that? The hounds of hell are mocking you even now.

Are you firmly focused on Jesus so that nothing can deter you from accomplishing His will, from loving Him with all your heart, from devoting every ounce of who you are to Him?

How would someone know you are firmly focused on Jesus? What is there about your life that testifies you have a passionate love for God?

~Adrian Rogers~

"For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:17)

Why did God come down through the dark Judean night through the portals of a virgin's womb to be born a man? Why did He exchange His glory for flesh and blood?

One reason was to restore to us the dominion we lost as the people of God. You may not realize that God made you to rule, but He did. God created us to be kings and queens (Genesis :26). But, how many people realize their God-given dominion today?

Jesus righteously regained our dominion and spoiled the principalities and powers of this world wen He bowed His head and said, "It is finished" (John 19:30).

Read the story of creation in the first chapter of Genesis. What distinctions can you make between the creations of God and the Creator called God? Go on a walk and thank God that He rules over creation and that He has given you dominion.

~Adrian Rogers~

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