Devotion for Saturday, August 22, 2020

“For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have” (2 Corinthians 8:12).

The Lord does not ask you to do what you cannot do, He asks you to use what you have and who you are.  He is growing into you the likeness of Christ.  What does He need?  Everything is already His.  Focus upon what Christ has come to do.  Then, with understanding, see the Holy Spirit working in your life through all you are.  He will make of you a child of the Heavenly Father.

Lord, I go back and forth between grand ideas and the scope of all that is happening in the world and forget about the simple truth that You have come to save me; not only save me, but conform me to the image of Christ.  Take all that I am and do with me as You know needs to be done.  Plow through those hindrances I build that I may indeed walk in the way of salvation.

Jesus, You taught us to take nothing with us.  You said that we were simply to go.  Teach me that this is one of the principles of living life in You.  You know what I need and You know what You are creating in me.  Lead me, O Lord, to become whom You have always known I would be.  By Your grace, help me to simply abide in You as You abide in me that I may live this new life You have given.  Amen.