September 14, 2015
Today’s QT, Ezekiel is called to speak the Word of God to his rebellious people. What’s interesting is that God tells him that this is a difficult task and that people may or may not listen, but it doesn’t matter, and that Ezekiel should just speak God’s Word to them. This is interesting because God is telling Ezekiel not to think about the results, whether the people are going to listen to him or not, but just to obey. Whether people listen to him or not is none of Ezekiel’s concerns, but God’s.
I’ve been called to serve in many different ways. I do what I do because I believe it’s what I got to do. I’m also result-oriented. I like to see things come to fruition. I don’t like feeling like I’m running inside a hamster wheel. I’m reminded of feeling I had when I worked for a company. I was trading in my time for a little bit of money to do what they told me to do, and someone higher made some bad decisions, and everything was thrown away, and my work was wasted. I still made money, but none of what I did resulted in anything, and it felt like I had wasted months of my life, or just traded my precious time for a little bit of money. Of course, I did learn these things through these experiences, which is why I don’t want to be in that type of situations. But it’s different when the man upstairs is God. It doesn’t matter if things don’t seem to come to fruition. Important thing is that I’m doing what HE wants me to do. The results from it now, or long time later, or never is up to him, and not of my concern. It takes a miracle for people to change, and I’ve seen people who have changed, and I am one of them. I think posting my QT’s every day, though I missed yesterday, is one of those things I do without concerns of achieving anything. I’ve been called to do it as an act of testimony and ministry, and though it seems like barely anyone reads it, even if no one reads it, God reads it, and I’m with God and God is with me. And randomly, I get people telling me they read it now and then, those without faith, and that’s a good feeling too, but and I would love to see them believe in Jesus as well whether it’s in a few months, or in a few years, but that’s not what I was called to do. I was not called to change people. That’s his domain. I was called to love and to testify, wherever, wherever, however, for the glory of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Application: do the things I have to do today with a joyful and thankful heart