{Luke 10:20; NLT}

“But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.”

Jesus Christ says, in effect, Don’t rejoice in successful service, but rejoice because you are rightly related to Me.  The snare in Christian work is to rejoice in successful service, to rejoice in the fact that God has used you.  You never can measure what God will do through you if you are rightly related to Jesus Christ.  Keep your relationship right  with Him, then whatever circumstances you are in, and whoever you meet day by day, He is pouring rivers of living water through you, and it is of His mercy that He does not let you know it.

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, p. 243

Questions to consider:

  • Why should we desire a right relationship with God over being used by God?
  • When we have a right relationship with God what will happen?
  • Why is it a good thing that God doesn’t reveal all the ways He uses us to impact other people?
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