I want to share a portion of the devotional for today from Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost For His Highest".
...Have you ever been driven to do something for God not because you felt that it was useful or your duty to do so, or that there was anything in it for you, but simply because you love Him? Have you ever realized that you can give things to God that are of value to Him? Or are you just sitting around daydreaming about the greatness of His redemption, while neglecting all the things you could be doing for Him? I'm not referring to works which could be regarded as divine and miraculous, but ordinary, simple human things - things which would be evidence to God that you are totally surrendered to Him....
There are times when it seems as if God watches to see if we will give Him even small gifts of surrender, just to show how genuine our love is for Him. To be surrendered to God is of more value than personal holiness. Concern over our personal holiness causes us to focus our eyes on ourselves, and we become overly concerned about the way we walk and talk and look, out of fear of offending God. .......... Once we are totally surrendered to God, He will work through us all the time.
I really like this! Some people ALWAYS meditate on how horrendous the crucifixion was, and it WAS horrendous, but Jesus wants us to meditate on what He accomplished by going through all of that! Then He wants us to love Him by walking in that freedom, power and authority to bring redemption to others, in His Name! Total surrender to Him means we obey the Word of God and that still small voice inside. We need to be available to Him to make that phone call, take that trip, volunteer for that situation, pray for that person, and any number of other normal, everyday things that come up. We are called to preach the Gospel to all the world, beginning in our very own realm of influence! Really LOVE Him today by sharing HIS love with others! It will be a job well done in His eyes! Amen! Here is Hillsong with "Everyday":
Shalom in Him!