Crosspoint Church | Georgetown, TX

Who’s going to show up today?

Today’s devotion is based on Sunday’s message: SERVE with your gifts! To listen: CLICK HERE

Who’s showing up to work today?

Well…if you are feeling healthy, I’m assuming you will show up to your job.

If you are retired, you may think…”Not me!”

If you are a student, “I don’t have a job yet.”

But we all have some activities in front of us today.  The question is, “Who will show up?”

When we think of serving with the gifts God has given to us wherever God places us to use them, God wants to show up.  Consider 1 Peter 4:10 and especially verse 11:

1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

The gifts God has given to you are his way of working in you and showing up through you.  So as you step into your day today, be aware that God wants to show up at your work place, in your classroom, in your recreation, in every activity.

To be clear, we are not God and that is a good thing.  But God gives us gifts to represent and present him to the world around us.

So as the Apostle Peter says, “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.”

That means that whatever conversations you have today, God wants to speak through you.

Last night was a proud dad moment because I saw Jesus show up so clearly in my daughter. 

After the basketball games, she said, “Dad, I need a good argument.”

“For what?” I asked.  Thinking she had an English assignment that needed a persuasive paragraph written.

“One of my friends is an atheist and I need to convince her God is real.  I don’t want her to stay an atheist.”

For the ride home and the next hour at home we talked about different ways to listen, share, show care, and confidence in continuing the conversation.  But as she related her conversation with her friend, God had shown up.  She shared with truth and love her faith and while didn’t have every answer, spoke as one speaking the very words of God.  God showed up in the stands of the basketball game as they watched the varsity game (which was a blowout 71-2…so lots of time for conversation…perhaps God’s way of allowing space for the topic to come up.)

So who’s going to show up today?

If your have conversations (which you will), speak with words that reflect God to people.  As you go about your work, work with the strength that God provides.  As you serve, serve with the heart of God motivating you.

Wherever life takes you today, know God is going with you and wants to show up through you!

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Apply: What is different about your day today as you keep in mind God wants to show up in you and through you today?

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the gifts you give and the opportunities to use them.  I pray that in all I say and do today, you show up through me to others! AMEN.

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