April 28, 2023

Friday – Prophets

Reading – Isaiah 49-51

Highlight Verse:

“I replied, “But my work seems so useless! I have spent my strength for nothing and to no purpose. Yet I leave it all in the Lord’s hand; I will trust God for my reward.””
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭49‬:‭4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I can relate to Isaiah.

Sometimes it seems like my work is in vain. My words fall on deaf ears. Adults I taught as kids or youth walk away from the Lord. Even some of my own kids turn their backs to the faith I tried to foster in them.

Then I run into someone I taught years ago and they tell me that I had a significant influence on them. And I catch my daughter and her boyfriend having devotions together (really, they were!).

I think about the people who influenced me whom I never got a chance to thank.

And then I realize that it really isn’t me who does any of that.

If I am faithful to do what God calls me to do, there will be fruit. I might not see it for a long time. I may never see it at all.

But, it’s not me that brings life and growth. It’s the Holy Spirit.

It’s our responsibility to do what God calls us to do. He’ll take care of the rest.

What has God called you to do?
What have you done to fulfill that call?

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