September 8, 2021
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
Why did God create me? And what does He expect of me?
The answers might be varied depending who you ask, but these seem to me most common: To know God. To be known by God. To love and glorify Him, and to be loved by Him. And to be His vessel for His loving work and purposes in the world.
But how does that translate down to my individual life, particularly that last one? Exactly how am I to be His vessel? Most of us recognize we are but one individual person in a world of billions, small, weak, seemingly insignificant. We struggle just to get through our own lives, rarely giving much thought to the ocean of opportunities around us where we might make a difference.
Our beloved passage in Micah 6:8 gives us some Biblical direction on that. Combine that verse with the Holy Spirit’s gentle nudges, then mix in the skills, leanings and experiences God has been sculpting in you since the day you were created? That’s a powerful package! You can be led by Him, and He wants to guide you as His vessel. So let’s take this passage to Lord today and ask Him, how does this passage apply to me, Lord? How do You want justice, mercy and humility to influence my choices and actions today? In what ways, even in the smallest to start, can I bring light and renewal to those hurting around me?