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Devotional Thought
“Mine eyes are ever toward the
Lord…” Psalm 25:15
There's a story about the devil auc-
tioning off his tools. He had a high
price on pride, laziness, arrogance,
hate, envy, and jealousy. But there
was one tool that had a sign under it,
"Not For Sale." Someone said, "What
is that tool and why isn't it for sale?"
"Well," he said, "I can't afford to get
rid of that one. It's my chief tool, dis-
couragement. With this tool, I can pry
open a heart, and once I get in I can
do most anything I want."
meant for the Apostles, let me take you to …
Acts chapter 2:38-39, where Peter got up and
preached his first sermon, and three thousand
fell to their knees and cried out to God for
salvation. He plainly says:
Then Peter said unto them… ye [too]
shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
For the promise is unto
, and to
, and to
all that are afar off
even as many as the Lord our God shall
We may be the generation that is
“afar off
since it was nearly 2000 years ago when that
promise was made, but I have no doubt in
my mind that we were meant to be included
in the promise. Just because we are not see-
ing it does not mean it stopped happening.
And if it stopped happening, it’s because we
stopped believing it.
In 1 Thessalonians 5:19, God said:
not the Spirit.”
What He meant is, do not
shut the Holy Spirit off. Open your faucets
all the way and let Him come through.
Imagine for a moment what would hap-
pen if you stopped worrying what eve-
rybody else thinks and you just opened
yourself up and let the Holy Spirit
come through.
Imagine for a moment that you put eve-
ry ounce of your trust into God and His
Word (all of it) and stopped trusting in
a religious, man-made system.
Imagine what would happen if you
started a community prayer meeting
and invited others to come and join you
as you cried openly before the Creator,
God Almighty to move in our desperate
Just imagine. Go ahead and imagine!
D.L. Moody, one of the greatest preachers
who ever lived was once challenged by this
statement: "The world has yet to see what
God can do with a man who is fully commit-
ted to Him."
He did not say, 'a great man,' nor 'a learned
man,' nor 'a smart man,' but simply, 'a man.'
Why not be that man or woman who lets
revival begin in you?
D.L. Moody said, “By the grace of God, I
will be that man,” and God used him to turn
the world upside down for Christ. Through
him, God caused thousands to fall to their
knees and cry out for salvation in Christ
alone. Before his death, D.L. Moody started
a college right in the heart of Chicago, and,
to this day, tens of thousands of people have
been taught and equipped for Christian ser-
vice. In fact, the Moody Bible School owns
more ground than any other organization or
business in the city of Chicago. All it took
was for one man to believe.
God can use anyone:
was too old
felt incapable
was a murderer
denied the Lord
ran from God
was a worry-wart
was a liar
had an affair
And He can use
you and me
So let’s go ahead and believe! This corrupt
world we live in is thirsty for living water. If
you have water, open up and let it flow.
I end with a prayer that comes from the
deepest part of my heart:
Dear Jesus, We are just like a faucet made
out of dust and clay. We have nothing to of-
fer but that which You give us first. Will You
fill us until we overflow into the life of our
families and out into the neighbor-
hoods and wherever
else You place us?
In turn, we will bow
at Your feet and
declare that You
are the Creator of
the universe and
all that it con-
tains. You are
our God and
Everything we
have. Every-
know. Every-
thing we are
capable of
owe to You.
—continued from previous page—
(the magic is not in the faucet)
Written by
Joe Keim
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