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Greg Laurie daily devotion - January 9, 2014

  • 2014 Jan 09

From Ordinary to Extraordinary
The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. - (2 Chronicles 16:9, NLT)
Before he became the great evangelist, D. L. Moody had a conversation that deeply impacted him and would direct the course of his life from that point on. Someone said to Moody, “You know, the world has yet to see what God can do with and through the man who is totally committed to Him.” Those words went deep into Moody’s heart, and he prayed, Lord, I want to be that man. He sure came close.
The book of Acts is a story of ordinary men and women who did extraordinary things because they allowed God to have His way in their lives. In the same way, God wants to use you to turn your world upside down for Christ. It starts with your saying, “Lord, I want to make a difference. I don’t want this world to turn me around. I want to turn it around. Use me.”
The world has yet to see what God can do with and through the man or woman who is totally committed to Him. Will God find such people today? I wonder if you would say, like Moody, “I want to be that person.” If you will, then your life can make a difference. It will be exciting in the days ahead to see what God will do through and with you. But He wants you to be available to Him.
One of these days, your life will come to an end. What will you say about your life? What will others say? How great it would be to say, like Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful” (2 Timothy 4:7, NLT).

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