I have a couple of coffee ☕️ cups that I absolutely love ❤️, I bought them from places that are dear to me. This morning I was reaching for my cup ☕️ and I thought 💭, I don’t know 🤷♀️ if I should use it because the dogs 🐶 🐶 may break it. (They were especially hyper this morning.) Then I thought 💭, what’s the point of having something you really like if you keep it hid away for safe keeping? I decided I would enjoy 😊 that cup ☕️ for as long as it lasted because I really like it and it brings back good 😊 memories.
Now, there are some people who hold back from working for the Lord out of fear. They are afraid 😳 that they will get embarrassed 😩 or some are afraid 😳 of the commitment. Jesus is the bravest being that there has ever been! He not only left His home in heaven, He totally exposed Himself to mankind and was treated badly! But He did not hide Himself away, He did not call His angels, but He chose to be broken. Why did He choose this?…. Because He ❤️ loves us and He knew it would be worth it! He knew we were worth the saving and the only way to ensure our salvation was for Him to give Himself battered and broken hearted. He knew what was going to happen, yet He did it anyway! Isaiah chapter 53:4,5,10 “Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.(5) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.(10) Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief: when thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.” Jesus allowed Himself to be used, God allowed His Son to be used, the price was extreme and there was no one else who could have done it! By His name are men saved!
Now I ask you, will you allow God to use you? Will you allow Him to hold you in His hands and guide you? The path may be one that you would have never chosen for yourself. You may be bruised some, but it will be worth it!! Allow God to use you for His glory, no matter the cost!!