The Tale of the Soul – Radically Set Free to Serve Christ - Friday, May 25th
Come and hear, all who fear God, and I will tell of what he has done for my soul. Psalm 66:16
Today's thoughts from today's verses:
This whole business of brokenness, surrender, dependency, intimacy, etc. may sound scary but oh, how liberating and truly fulfilling it is to be brought there. When the Psalmist talks about what God has done for His soul, you can be sure there is no smack of personal interest or concern involved. The Psalmist is talking about the profound and deep work of God in his inner being that has rescued him from himself with all its selfishness and self-centeredness. This is what needs to be seen by those we live our lives before and it is this that they will want to hear about from us. This is why Christ sacrificed Himself for us. We are the redeemed and the transformed and the light of the world. May God grant that we become more like the Psalmist than ever before so that when we tell others what God has done for our souls we are telling them not what we managed to get Him to do on our behalf but about the radical work He has been free to do in us and through us. Amen
Today's prayer response from today's thoughts:
Lord, when all is said and done, I don’t want the tale of my soul to be that I was captured by "self" and lived for myself, for pleasure, for comfort, and for the things of this world. I want the tale of my soul to be the tale of a soul set free to live fully for you. I want it to be a tale of surrender, dependence, and intimacy in my relationship with you. I want it to be a tale of a life lived selflessly, sacrificially, and devotedly for your mission of redemption. It is all about you, Lord, and what you have done for my soul. So, here I am ready to serve, shine, and bless like never before. Amen!
Posted on Fri, May 25, 2018
by Ken Hart