The Life that Testifies of His Grace
“We have to dedicate the remainder of our lives to Jesus so that He can effectively use it for His purpose.”
Why does God still keep us in this dark world after we have become His children?
After our conversion, we must allow God to use our lives like remnants of cloth. The Lord can use us in various ways. He can use us as evangelists, volunteers, or financial supporters of missions. Just as Jesus rode on the colt when He went into Jerusalem or used a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee, financial support is needed for foreign missions. We must allow our Lord to utilize our lips, knowledge and wisdom. We have to dedicate the remainder of our lives to Jesus so that He can effectively use it for His purpose. We have to tell our children on our deathbed, “Listen, if you love me, maintain your spiritual lives and reach out to your neighbors with the Gospel. This is how you can love me even when I am gone.” Even to our last breath, the Lord should use our lips for His glory.
When one does not testify of Jesus Christ, he has not really submitted his life to the Lord. When one does not give true thanksgiving, he has not really submitted his life to the Lord. The same applies for not evangelizing to others. From now on, instead of being so attached to sicknesses, our lives must be offered to the Lord. Since He has saved us, we must offer our lives to Him so that He can use us.
Everybody wants to be blessed. However, they are unaware of the true meaning of blessing. People usually think of money and possessions as blessings, but blessings mean spiritual riches. However, many people try to change their worldly situations through Jesus instead of receiving true, spiritual riches. Jesus said that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. Why would people who have already received salvation put themselves in such a dangerous state? You are not cursed just because you are poor. You are not cursed though you lose your money and business. For people who have met Jesus, the possessions of this world do not have any meaning. The parable of the rich man and Lazarus shows that wealth and honor of this world do not benefit the spirit.
We have to testify of the grace that God has given us whenever and wherever possible. We must be available so that the Lord does not feel uncomfortable to use us. As invited guests, we can experience uncomfortable situations. Daily activities that were comfortable in our own homes become uncomfortable when we are guests in another’s home. We have to welcome Jesus not as a guest but as Lord, so that He can comfortably live in us as His home.
In 1 Corinthians 3:9, it says that we are God’s building and His field. Whether peas or beans, what will be planted is up to the farmer. Whether the master plants a pastor Kim or a deacon Park, the most important thing is for the master to be comfortable using the field. We are Christ’s fields and buildings. The Lord has to completely fill our lives and be comfortable using us.
From the moment we receive salvation, we must stop trying to change our fortunes and allow God to use us. That is the life that testifies of His work. I pray in the name of Jesus that you will allow Him to use you throughout your remaining time on earth.
in Know Jesus and Suppress Deceiving Spirits,
Chapter 11 “The Life that Testifies of His Grace”