‘May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will...’ Hebrews 13.20-21
As we look ahead to what the next 24 hours hold for us, a good prayer to pray is that God would use us. The trouble is we often feel that God could use us more if…
It may be that we feel he could use us if we were more gifted, or if we had more time or more overt opportunities to be used. This verse brings us back to a profound truth. It begins by speaking about what God has already done. It goes on to talk about what else he can do for us by equipping us.
In other words, any sense of our being equipped today is because God has already poured out his energy and power by raising Jesus from the dead. He did that because of ‘the eternal covenant’. In other words, it was something he promised to do; it was unthinkable that he would not do it. By the same token, it is unthinkable that God will not equip you for all he has called you to today.
As you look toward the hours ahead and all that you will do, you are equipped for his work. He would no more send you out without his presence than he would leave Jesus in the tomb. Let this truth be within you: ‘I can do everything through him who gives me strength.’ Say these words, and let the truth of them touch you.
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