God’s Word: Jude 1:5-25 (The Message)
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
You are created in My likeness for a holy purpose. The greatest joy you can experience is found in seeking and fulfilling that holy purpose. In that pursuit My presence comes to help you realize real joy that surpasses understanding. The pathway into My presence is found within My Word—the Bible. Therein you come in contact with My abiding presence and I give you strength to make the best choices in your daily life. My glory is shown through the words and deeds of your life—your daily choices. Are you using My glory to bless others around you or are you dragging it in the mud?
What does this look like—My glory dragged in the mud? Look around at the desperate people at the end of their ropes because of foolish choices. Instead of honoring Me with their life they have lived to honor every evil desire that presented itself to their mind. And believe Me there is no shortage of evil in the world to tempt a person. I offer mankind My Spirit but instead many revert to animal instinct and do so at their own destruction. They become like lost stars in outer space, on their way to the black hole.
You are My ambassador of mercy to help the muddy clean up their lives! Humanity is made in My image and it is My glory they defile by their foolish choices. When you offer them a helping hand you are preserving My glory for future generations. Don’t look around and be appalled at the evil in society. Your choices have allowed it to happen. The evil one is busy all the time seeking to lure others to join in evil and drag My glory in the mud. My ambassadors are to be about My business of rescue and restoration of lives muddied by sin.
God’s Question: What are you doing to restore broken lives?
God’s Promise: My greatest work is done through your hands.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for Your love for the muddiest sinner.
I am Sorry I too often turn away instead of reach out.
Thank You for Your presence to lead and guide me.
Please Help Me follow Your leading and reach out to others.