God Can Use You

God Can Use You

June 24, 2023

Bible Readings

Take a few minutes to read the Bible verses listed and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in how this verse applies to you this week.

Exodus 2:1-10

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Ephesians 2:10

God planned for us to do good things and to live as he has always wanted us to live. That’s why he sent Christ to make us what we are. (CEV)

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Have you ever felt like you couldn’t do something because you weren’t big enough? If you have younger brothers and sisters, what can you do that they’re not yet able to do? Maybe go on a certain ride, or eat more junk food, or choose when your bedtime is?

In Exodus 2:1-10, you read how God used Miriam, a kid, to save baby Moses. Imagine how Miriam must have felt when God used Moses to save Israel, knowing that she played such an important role in his life! While Miriam was a kid doing normal everyday things—watching her brother, helping her mom—God used her!

We may have to wait until we’re bigger to do some things. But, just as God did not wait until Miriam was bigger, he does not need to wait until you are bigger to use you to bless others. Maybe you enjoy making beautiful works of art: God can use that to teach a new way to look at his creation. Maybe you enjoy growing things in a garden; God can use that to remind someone that he cares for them. Maybe there is a kid at school who others bully: God might put you beside them at lunch and through your kindness show that kid how much he loves them. God can use the things you are able to do right now to serve him. How might God use you this week to bless someone else?


Dear God, thank you that you are able to use me right now where I am. Thank you that you do not wait until I am bigger, but let me serve you today. Help me to see how you can use my words and actions to bring you praise. Amen.
Philip Vander Windt

Philip Vander Windt

Philip VanderWindt is the pastor at Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church. In his free time he enjoys building “tall-tall towers” with his kids, analyzing worldviews of films and music with his wife, photographing the beauty of God’s creation, dabbling in leathercraft and woodwork, and writing.

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