Thursday, July 20, 2017

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

People of God: Ambassadors of Christ


Stacy Daniel
St. John's MTC, NY

“The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2 NIV


These are words from a Psalm, on the day that the Lord delivered David from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. David uses this opportunity to praise the Lord for his triumph and victory over Saul.  It is easy to see from this and other psalms, as to why David was called upon by God to do great things and to be a leader.  

David in all his achievements and even as a king, always made it a point to give all glory to God. He acknowledged God was the source of all his strength, his deliverer and his shield. David never mentions that any of his achievements were due to his own merits. He also loved the Lord.

So what makes certain people achieve greatness? If you have been promoted, have graduated or served as a leader in church, do we pause and give all glory to God? Most of us may pat ourselves on the back and forget that God was the one who set our whole lives up for this successful event in our lives.

We are blessed to enjoy many opportunities for success.  We may also achieve great things whether they impact one or many. Like David, let us use those great moments in our lives to glorify God today.

PRAYER

Dear God, help us to strive for greatness by seeking to glorify You in all circumstances. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17