Chosen Instrument

But the Lord said to him, “Go! For this man is My chosen instrument to take My name to Gentiles, kings, and the Israelites. Acts 9:15 HCSB

I took guitar lessons for about a year and learned enough to be able to play some basic chords which enabled me to play for youth ministry gatherings. I have jokingly told people that a good youth minister back in the 1970’s had to know how to play “Kumbayah” around the campfire. The guitar was an instrument I used in ministry to students.

Paul was to be the instrument that God used to take the message of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, kings, and the Israelites. God can use anyone in ministry to others if he is willing to follow God’s call on his life. Some are called to be teachers, some are called to be deacons or committee members, and others are called to be full-time ministers in the church.

Challenge: God wants to use you. Are you willing to be used as an instrument by God to minister to other people? Pray that God will show you where you can best be used to have the greatest impact for His kingdom. Kumbayah means “come by here”. Listen to “Kumbayah” on YouTube at

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