Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Romans 9:20-21 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Romans 9:20-21

But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?


As I was praying this morning, this verse came to mind along with a question that was along the lines of, “What gets used more. the fine China or the regular dishes in the cabinet?” Thank You, Lord! Too often in my walk, I have judged success by numbers or size, but it’s not the amount that matters but the loving heart of obedience that it comes from. Fine China maybe only comes out on special occasions, and yes, it’s beautiful and pleasing to the eye, but it may not be as functional and durable as the day-to-day regular old dishes that we use! They both serve a purpose, but one is made to grind it out day by day, and the other is brought out on special occasions, but both are useful!


The same can be said about us and how we fit into the Body of Christ! Most of us aren’t going to preach a sermon to thousands, but that doesn’t mean that our ministries are any less important or aren’t as meaningful. Our job is to humbly and lovingly reach and share with the people God sends us. If we spend our lives wishing we were the shiny thing on the shelf, then we might miss the cracked cup in the sink He called us to speak encouragement and truth to!


Some of us were made for the spotlight, some of us were made for the low-light, but all of us are made to live in His light and to share it with those around us! One of the cool and encouraging things He showed me this morning is that whether we’re for special use or common, we’re still in His hands and still made to be used by Him! Thank You, Lord! Let the verse below be our prayer today!


Romans 12:1 - Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.


God bless! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise now and forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ our King, and the Holy Spirit!




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