Thursday, March 7, 2019

Exodus 26:1-30; Psalms 70:1-71:24; Acts 15:1-21

That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. Ephesians 1:12

So much of the Christian life is trying to figure out what God wants us to do. Which school to attend? Which career to pursue? Which person to marry? But God wants us to focus, first, on who He wants us to be. Look at the numerous “Be” verses in the Bible. Be patient (James 5:7). Be holy (1 Peter 1:16). Be humble (1 Peter 5:8). Be kind (Eph. 4:32). Be thankful (Col. 3:15). Be diligent (2 Peter 3:14). In other words, Be Christ-like so that we will “be to the praise of his glory”! When we are willing to be who God wants us to be, we will do what He wants us to do. —Brian Cretney

Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of Thy love. —Frances R. Havergal