Thursday, April 19, 2012

2012 April 19 - Morning Manna

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. (Romans 11:29)
Today's Morsel: Are you aware that when God gives you His gifts or calls you, He's not sorry for doing it? Scripture says that God repented that He made man (Genesis 6:7), and that God repented that He made Saul King, (1 Samuel 15:11), but God never repented that He called Saul to be king. Nor, does God repent when He calls us and fills us with His gifts, even if we don't do what He ask of us to do. Sure, God is saddened by it, but He doesn't repent of the calling. And here's why. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end" (Jeremiah 29:11). God knows what He desires to do through and with each of us . But, because He gives us a free choice and with that choice we may choose to not follow through with what He asks of us, it's not God's fault should we fail. God wants you to have everything you have longed for, an expected end. God sees our potential and that is why He calls us. If God has filled you with His Spirit and called you to a ministry, and you have been given the gift of wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, discernment of spirits, working of miracles, prophecy, tongues and interpretation of tongues, encouragement, helps, administration, and compassion, God isn't going to repent that He gave it to you and called you should you choose to not use them and accept your calling. He is going to be sorry for you if you don't do what He's asked you to do.
Sing: Jesus use me, Oh Lord, don't refuse me. For surely there's a work that I can do, and even though its humble, Lord help my will to crumble, though the cost be great I'll work for You.

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