Daily Devotional May 11, 2022

Some mornings, I sit at the computer and the words coming pouring out.  I attribute this to the Holy Spirit working through me.  For this, I am eternally humbled and grateful.

Other times, I sit in front of the computer, and nothing happens.  My mind is a complete blank.  This is very frustrating. 

Does this mean the Holy Spirit has hit the road and is no longer with me?  Of course not.  It just means my little, self-centered brain has not listened to God’s voice the way I should.

It is the moments like experiencing writer’s block, I realize my total, utter dependance upon God. 

Still, if I am not careful, my giant ego will begin to take credit for what God has done through me.

As you look at your life, remember where your blessings, talents, and accomplishments originated.  They are a necessary part of God’s plan for your life.  All God asks is you make yourself available for the Holy Spirit’s use. 

In helping his followers understand the Holy Spirit would use them to make a difference in a world filled with violence, hatred, greed, pain, and hopelessness, Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.”  (John 15:5-6)

Two thousand years later, the mission for those who claim Jesus as Lord has not changed.  We are to allow God to use our gifts and talents for God’s purpose.  This also means giving credit where credit is due.  It’s all about God.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, my talents, gifts, and possessions are at your complete disposal.  Please use me for your purpose.  I want my life to glorify you.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Most of us are allotted seventy to ninety years in this world.  That’s not a lot of time.  Make yours count.  Say yes to God and live the great adventure.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins