Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday Reflection...

I recently read a devotion on Doing vs. Being that has lingered with me.  Both action verbs are important, but there's a tendency to get them out of order sometimes.

I may want to "do" things to please God, but the greatest priority is what I am, not what I do. My heart must be cleansed from sin and unrighteousness before I can effectively "do" anything honoring to God. Thankfully, Jesus makes that cleansing possible through His saving grace and forgiveness.  

My #1 focus is "being" a clean vessel that's fit for God to use, so He can work through me. I liken it to "being" a clean, polished silver tea pot, that God can use to pour out His love, so others may come to know Him. 

My on-going prayer is to be the best vessel I can be, so God's "doing" can be done through me.

Jesus said:  "... You should be a light for other people.  Live so they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in Heaven."  Matthew 5:16 

May God bless your week!

1 comment:

  1. What a great illustration about doing vs. being!


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