Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth...
...Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart."2 Timothy 2:15, 19-22
These verses were in my morning Bible reading, and I was really struck by the idea of being useful for the Master. Am I useful to Him today? Have I confessed sin and run away from it? What am I pursuing today?I have a whole list of things to do today, just preparations for the holiday week ahead. And I am really looking forward to it all, getting away, seeing family and dear friends again, talking, eating and catching up. So I do need to get busy this morning, and make some headway on my list. But I was reminded this morning to consider what the Lord has for me to do this week and to make sure I am ready and available to Him. What an honor to be a vessel that He chooses to work through!
Lord, help me to see what it is that you have for me to do today.