Date: August 14, 2015 2:35 AM
Topic: +DEV+ Efficient Instruments
"Behold, I will make you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and beat them small, and make the hills like chaff." Isaiah 41:15, NKJV
Scripture Focus: Isaiah 41:1-20
The Lord promises to make us into new, efficient instruments of His will. The threshing sledge was an instrument dragged across the harvest, separating the grain from the useless chaff. When it became blunted from use, it was sharpened to make it useful again.
This promise from the Lord has given me comfort many times when I have felt blunt and dull through my own sinfulness or fatigue. God has used this Scripture passage to remind me that He can instantly transform me into a new and effective instrument for Him despite my previous poor performance.
Jesus lifted His disciples at a mundane point in their lives - as they were fishing - and said, "Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men." He lifts their efforts to an entirely different and thrilling plane. They could never have dreamed that they would be used by God for such an elevated purpose. David could never have guessed God would pick him, a shepherd boy to be King of Israel. And God knows what instrument of service He has in mind for you!
Insight: Whatever your field of service, listen to the one who says, "behold, I am going to sharpen you up to do something even more effective for me!"
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