The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Have you ever had God break into your life? One day I was working at my desk and the Lord gave me the idea of doing daily on-line devotions. It was not anything I had ever thought of doing and I did not consider myself a writer. Over the last several months our devotions have reached people all over the world. Only God could come up with such a plan for someone who is not a writer.

The Scriptures are full of stories where God breaks into people’s lives. God broke into Noah’s life and asked him to build an ark. Considering it had not rained up to that point, it was an unusual call. God broke into the life of Abram and called to leave his home and go where the Lord would direct him. Abram was obedient and became the father of the Hebrew nation. God broke into the life of Isaiah and called him to be a prophet. Jesus broke into the life of Peter and called him to be a fisher of men. God broke into the life of Saul who was persecuting Christians and he became a believer, a great evangelist and a church planter. We know him as the Apostle Paul. In Acts chapter 12, God sent an angel to break into Peter’s life and lead him out of jail.

Although these are just a few stories where God breaks into people’s lives, they are examples of God’s work. God is the one who initiates breakthrough. It was God’s idea to call Noah, not him. It was God’s action when He broke into the life of Saul, knocked him off his horse and spoke to him. What an amazing God we have who has plans for our life. Many times, God’s plan requires Him to break into our lives.

As we continue with the life of Moses, he was about 80 years old and had been a shepherd for 40 years in Midian. Moses had no idea what God had planned until He him

Exodus 3:1 One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up. “This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.” When the Lord saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush, “Moses! Moses!” “Here I am!” Moses replied. [1]

God has saved you for a purpose that He developed in eternity before you were ever born. As much as we like to plan things, the Lord desires us to be about His plans. Titus, who was a missionary with the Apostle Paul, received a letter from Paul we call the book of Titus that talks about good works.

Titus 3:But—When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Because of his grace he made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying, and I want you to insist on these teachings so that all who trust in God will devote themselves to doing good.[2]

Doing what is good is good works. Good works don’t save us, but the Lord wants us to be about them to build His Kingdom.

Is God breaking into your life right now as you read this? What is the Lord revealing to you? What actions would the Lord like to take to build up His Kingdom? To hear more about the call of Moses, listen here:

[1,2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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