In the world but not of it

August 26, 2010

The Lord needs it…

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“The Lord needs it.” Luke 19:34

How is it that the Lord could need anything? In this story where the Lord instructs his disciples to go into the town and find that one donkey he tells them that if anyone asks tell them that “the Lord needs it”…

The word says “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.” Revelation 4:11

The word also says “for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13

In other words these verses, and others like them, reveal to us that it is God’s pleasure to create certain things, work in certain ways and have our lives bring that same pleasure back to Him by the way we live and how we love Him.

God has chosen to use us as vessels of honor. He knows that in this world the impact is greater when we are used as instruments of His grace. In business, in family, in life…the impact is much greater when He is working in and through us to reach others, to perform His purposes.

Sometimes we make statements such as “God doesn’t need me” or “God is not dependent upon me” and while in principle these statements have truth, they are not entirely true just in the way they are stated because, as we see in this story in Luke, God’s purposes were designed in such a way that He actually depends upon those that love Him to fulfill the plan, the actions, the things that He needs done in order to complete His ultimate plan.

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