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Harvest Daily - May 2, 2005

May 2

Used By God


Serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

—Joshua 22:5


The greatest moment in my life clearly was the day that I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.  It’s a day I just won’t forget—it changed the course of my life. 


I wanted to try to make up for the years I had wasted up to that point.  I wanted to learn more about God; I wanted to have a relationship with Him.  I couldn't get enough. 

What was happening in my life was God was changing me.  I wanted to reach out to other people with the message of the gospel.  I wanted God to use me. 


When the Israelites had entered the Promised Land, Joshua exhorted them “to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Joshua 22:5).  That was what I have wanted to do.


As I have often said, next to being a Christian, the greatest joy I know of in this life is serving the Lord, and having God direct your steps.  It amazes me that the Creator of the universe, the Almighty God would condescend to work in my life.  It is totally amazing.  It is the highest privilege conceivable that God wants to use us.



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