Friday, November 22, 2013

+DEV+ Be A Better Tool

Date: November 22, 2013 4:17 AM
Topic: +DEV+   Be A Better Tool

 Be A Better Tool

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7)

Scripture Focus: Matthew 28:18-20

I was talking to another gardener one day and spied a pair of lopping shears in the back of his truck. I knew those shears were the most expensive on the market, so I asked him why he'd spent that much on a tool. A cheaper pair would cut a branch just as well. But he challenged me to give them a try. What a difference they made! After that I bought the best, and often most expensive tools I could find.

We are the tools Jesus uses to build His kingdom. What a humbling thought. And the wonder of it is that no matter what caliber of tool we may seem to be, Christ uses us all and fine-tunes us for His purposes. Do you feel inadequate in your ministry? God has promised to provide everything we need to serve Him. He takes us into His hand just as we are, and there we become instrumental for Him.

If you needed tools to do your earthly job, you would ask your boss and co-workers how to get them. Why not ask your Boss and co-workers in the kingdom of God how you can be a better tool in the Master's hand?

Insight: For ease and productivity, a craftsman prepares his tools before he starts his work. Let God prepare you for his work.

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