“But now, Adonai, You are our Father. We are the clay and You are our potter, we are all the work of Your hand.”(Isaiah 64:7)
Do you have a special gift or prophetic calling? How have you used it and who is the object of praise when you have a successful showing of your talent. The prophet Isaiah acknowledged that we are all created by God. He fashioned us with unique gifts and talents and gives us freedom to do with them as we wish; even though His will is for us to glorify Him—to invest our talents in His kingdom, which is clear for us to see in the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30).
Adonai told Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I set you apart—I appointed you prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5). He who created us endows us with the spiritual gifts to further His kingdom—to minister to those in need, the lost, the weary, and the hurting—and to encourage one another in other aspects of life. These irrevocable gifts and calling of God are for you, the believer, who has set your heart on knowing God and working to advance His kingdom on earth. This calling is for you who have wondered from the faith but will make your way back to the loving arms of the Father. For you also, who will one day open your heart to Adonai and become an active participant in His kingdom.
Yeshua (Jesus) said, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing. It is My Father who gives Me glory—the One of whom you say, ‘He is our God’” (John 8:54) If the Son of God says glorifying Himself is nothing, how much more should we glorify God? We who call on the name of Adonai should not act as the unbeliever, or those who turn completely from the faith who, “even though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or give Him thanks. Instead, their thinking became futile, and their senseless hearts were made dark” (Romans 1:21). Instead, we should honor God with our gifts, resources, and treasures so that “together with one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah” (Romans 15:6).
What are you called to do? Do it to the glory of the Lord!