Sunday Devotions 2023

Through You ~ Sunday Devotion

Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I am proved holy through you before their eyes. Ezekiel 36:23b (NIV)

Do others see Jesus through you? Are you making Him known by the life you’re living?

You and I were created for God’s glory. Our purpose is to know and love Him and then to point others to Jesus. We’ve each been created uniquely so that He can use our particular gifts and talents to glorify Him. We each have a story that likely involves a struggle. That story, that struggle, can be used for others to see Jesus through you. 

I hated living in turmoil with my body. I prayed God would take away that struggle. I pleaded with Him to show me His plan for my life. It took a long time for me to realize that this specific struggle had purpose. It would become part of my story and how He would use me to help others get closer to Him and learn how to live fit and free. 

Your life’s purpose is not to prove yourself to others based on how you look, what you achieve, how much money you make, etc. Your purpose is to love Jesus and let Him love others through you. Will you allow Him to use you in that special way? 

Action Step: Pray the following prayer of St. Francis of Assisi then allow the Lord to do His work through you. 

Your life’s purpose is not to prove yourself to others based on your looks. Your purpose is to love Jesus and let Him love others through you. Share on X

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

Happy Sunday! 

Bonus: Matthew West has a new song out called “My Story Your Glory.” Give it a listen here.

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