|Posted on January 3, 2019 at 12:10 AM|
Walking Your Faith
1 Timothy 1:12 “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry.” NKJV
It's your first day on a new job. You walk in with little to no experience and your boss tells you, "I'm taking two weeks off and you're running the business." Can you imagine the fear and anxiety that would hit you at that moment? To be given a major task you haven't been equipped to accomplish would cause anyone to throw up their hands in frustration. When it comes to serving the Lord and ministering to others, God has not left us empty handed. He has equipped us, through His Holy Spirit and His Word, to engage in ministry in a powerful way.
1 Corinthians 12:7 “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:” NKJV
I've often heard it stated, "Where God guides, He provides." This is very true. At your moment of salvation, God instills in us a new desire to serve and bless others. With that desire, He also grants us the tools necessary to accomplish this goal. Whether it's ministering to those in a nursing home or teaching a church of thousands, God will grant us the wisdom, strength and ability to do that which He's called us to do. So, what has he called you to do? Are you walking in His power or standing in your own? Go ahead, take that step. And as you do, the power of God will lead you on an adventure in ministry that will change your life and the lives of those around you.
Walking your faith? Jesus Christ will enable and empower you to minister in His directives. Shalom!
ABBA, Father God,
Thank You for the gifts and abilities that You have granted me. Help me to step out in faith and to use those gifts to bless others and to bring You glory. Teach me to be available to Your Call and the direction of the Holy Spirit. Use me today to reach others for eternity. In Jesus' precious name, amen.