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Most of us will live on the earth between 70 to 90 years.

Why are we here? To fear God and keep His commandments according to Ecclesiastes 12:13.

Why should be care? Because He will bring every work into judgment along with every secret things (Eccl. 12:14).

With this in mind, we should first desire to be in a proper relationship with God. We can only do this through obedience to the gospel of Christ (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:36-38).

Second, after we have become one of His children, our motto should be: “Use me, Lord.”

• Use my mind to learn thy will.

• Use my voice to praise your holy name.

• Use my hands to serve others.

• Use my eyes to see doors of opportunity.

• Use my feet to take the gospel to the lost.

• Use my heart to conform to the image of thy Son.

• Use every member of my body to glorify thee.

In Romans 6:13, Paul wrote: “Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin; but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.” In the last half of Romans 6:19, he writes again: “…even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.”

Use me Lord. Use all of me. Use all of me to thy glory!

Victor Eskew
Oceanside church of Christ
Atlantic Beach, FL

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