Advent 2010, Week 3, Day 2



Oswald Chambers

Joy comes from seeing the complete fulfillment of the specific purpose for which I was created and born again, not from successfully doing something of my own choosing. The joy our Lord experienced cam from doing what his Father sent Him to do. And He says to us, “As the Father has sent me, so I also send you.”(John 20:21). Have you received a ministry from the Lord? If so, you must be faithful to it – to consider your life valuable only for the purpose of fulfilling that ministry. Knowing that you have done what Jesus has sent you to do, think how satisfying it will be to hear him say to you, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:21). We each have to find a niche in life, and spiritually we find it when we receive a ministry from the Lord. To do this we must have close fellowship with Jesus and must know Him as more than our personal savior. And we must be willing to experience the full impact of Acts 9:16 — “I will show you how many things he must suffer for my name’s sake.”