Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 10, 2017

I Am Not My Own

“Our only power and success comes from God.” 2 Corinthians 3:5 (NIV)

I love writing notes and cards to friends filled with fun, colorful confetti, which flies out in a million pieces once the envelope is opened. The apostle Paul, like me, sent many letters in his lifetime. He had a lot of zeal for God’s word, and his zeal was evident in his letters to the different churches where he ministered. He encouraged and admonished them to do better and be better than they were the day before, when they did not know the Lord.

Paul lived during a time when trade business was performed in the streets and most business negotiations were sealed by a handshake. He was concerned that people would be too hung up on the technicalities of writing and receiving letters of recommendations on behalf of one another. He feared they would forget that they should be concerned about being in tune with God’s word and teachings in such a manner that people would “read” them without needing a piece of paper with a signature to recommend and accept them.

As I read this text, I asked myself, “What message am I passing on to those who cross paths with me in life?” “Am I being true to the God whom I serve by justly depicting Him with my lifestyle, my words, and my actions?” “Am I a good letter of recommendation on behalf of the Almighty God?”

I pray that I will never forget whose I am, versus who I am. Who I am, in the scheme of things is of infinitesimal importance compared to who God is and how I represent His kingdom to the world.

“Lord, You are the Great I Am. You are my all in all. Please forgive me when I forget that without You I am nothing. I need You, Lord.”

For His Glory

Luska Suzano
TRBC Women’s Life

 

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