Only To Be What He Wants Me To Be
This entry was posted on 02-16-2007 and is filed under Devotional.
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect" (Romans 12:2 NAS).
When I was a teen-ager, I learned many songs in summer Christian service camps that are still with me to this day. One of those songs went like this. Only to be what He wants me to be, every moment of every day; yielded completely to Jesus alone, every step of this pilgrim way: just to be clay in the Potter's hands, ready to do what His Word commands; only to be what He wants me to be, every moment of every day (Norman J. Clayton).
That chorus was written in 1938 and I am sure that it has blessed the lives of tens of thousands of believers who have sung it and put it to heart. How do we know what the Potter wants us to be? "Ready to do what His Word commands!" Why not start a Bible study project today and list all the passages where God lovingly tells you what He wants you to be? Our text today is a starter: "Be transformed." May God bless you now as you strive to live out the theme of this grand song: "Only to be what He wants me to be."
Praise: Living for Jesus, surrendered and true, every moment of every day; walking with only His pleasure in view, every step of this pilgrim way (Norman J. Clayton).