God, Use MeQUESTION: God, Use Me – Prayer of the HeartANSWER:God, Use Me – Insights from God’s Word
I will climb up into my watchtower now and wait to see what the Lord will say to me and how He will answer my complaint. - Habakkuk 2:1
Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act! Travel steadily along His path. He will honor you giving you the land. You will see the wicked destroyed. - Psalm 37:34God Use Me – I want to Serve You
Prayer: Lord, I look up at You today asking for the privilege of being able to seek out, what may seem to be impossible in my human flesh, just as some of my Bible heroes like Abraham and David did. I rejoice this morning that You have so much to reveal to me -- so much, that if I were to receive it all at once, I would simply run and hide -- and You know it.
As I stand on my watchtower today and look out at all You have made -- and recognize much of what You are doing, I am humbled. I realize that even at this very moment You are stretching and growing me -- challenging me to look ahead and not to be afraid. You are literally shouting at me, trying to get my attention as You transform my life into a reality that is almost incomprehensible to me -- yet more real than my own breathing.
As I stand above the turmoil below, I am able to recognize that all around me there are walls built up preventing people from attaining their true freedom. They are locked behind these walls for a wide variety of reasons, and You are showing me that You want to set them truly free. I join You in prayer seeking their release, and I ask You to begin the process of tearing down the walls of bondage that have them firmly stuck.
You desire to heal their bodies and to heal their inner wounds, and You desire to set them free on the path You have provided -- which will lead them out of the valley of bondage and begin their march up the mountain to the top, where they will be given the vision they need to complete their own mission on earth.
I used to think, Lord, that You only used great visionaries like Billy Graham, Joan of Arc, David, and even my own Pastor to accomplish great things. But as I stand here at the top of my own watchtower, I realize You can and do use even someone like me -- if I am willing to be used, and if I am willing to lay down my own fears and trust You. You reminded me just now that this is how these great people got to the destination You chose for them -- they listened and they allowed You to share Your vision without running and hiding.
I know now that You are going to walk ahead of all of us through whatever Satan throws our way. You will encounter all that is set against us as You lead the way, and You will not allow us to be defeated. You are reminding me that if You can raise the dead, heal the sick, You can rip wide open any wall formed against us and our families. You desire to lead us up the mountain heading toward heaven and the very real Presence of our Heavenly Father.
You started this procession of Your saints over 2000 years ago. You are reminding us that much lies ahead, and much remains for us to do -- but all of it is intended to help us personally reach for the stars and to walk where no Christian has walked before.
You are flaming the passion of my heart as I stand in this place with You -- and I am having a hard time just standing here, as every part of me wants to run toward the goal You have set for me. I know I am to remain in place until Your timing is upon me, and I willingly accept this, knowing what lies ahead will be beyond my wildest imaginings -- and that every step of the way You will be my guide. Thank You, Jesus!God, Use Me – Making it Personal
Reflect: If there is anything in your life that you think is impossible to overcome, think again! Allow yourself the time you need in the Presence of our King so He can grow and strengthen you. Eventually you will stand at the top of the valley of defeat and struggle, and recognize the clearly marked path He has painted; leading to freedom and to Kingdom possibilities you cannot even comprehend right now. His death on the Cross was done to set you free. We are not to be held in bondage. Ask Him now to get you to the mountaintop of clear vision He has for you -- and acknowledge your own weakness and fears so He can set you free. The air at the top of the mountain is exhilarating and fresh -- He wants to take you there! Do not be afraid -- He is with you every step of the way.