— Isaiah 6:8
Church worship is not the goal of our life here on earth. As important as corporate public worship and personal praise are, they are only part of our goal for worship. We are on earth to glorify God with our lips, lives, hearts, and hands. With the world around us caught up in Satan’s traps, God wants us to hear his call in our church and private worship and respond to him, saying, “Here am I. Send me!” God wants us to enter the world redemptively, making a difference in our “public worship” through daily life in ministry and mission (Romans 12:1-2; Hebrews 12:28-13:16).
Loving God, thank you for giving me the experiences I’ve had. Thank you for the capabilities you wove into me while you fashioned me in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13-16). Thank you for the gifts your Spirit poured into me when I became your child. Now, dear Father, please help me to use these gifts, experiences, and capabilities for your Kingdom’s sake and to bless those around me. I want to use my gifts and abilities to bring others to you, build up the Body of Christ, and bless those in need. I pray all of this in the name and authority of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Today’s Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.
The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware.
All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.
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