Ex 31:3 “And I have filled him with the spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge, and all craftsmanship”
When God pronounced man’s creation He said He is creating something that resembles Him. That to me means that all of us have our unique gifting and talents. When you begin to appreciate that, you stop wasting time trying to be like the next person. When you begin to appreciate your strengths and apply them, you begin to blossom. I challenge you to appreciate your gifting because that is where your blessings lie.
In Matt 9:37-38 Jesus said: “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into His harvest.”
If Jesus could have reached everyone by himself, He would have. He chose to allow us to be His hands and feet to our generation. Who are you going to be Jesus to today?
Rom 10:17 “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Faith begins where the will of God is known. If God already wants to do something, do you think it is difficult to motivate Him to do it? Of course not! God is already motivated to do His will. Find out what He said in His Word, believe it, act on it, and then He will take care of the rest!
Rom 12:2 - “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…”
When we became born again our spirits were renewed but our minds need to be washed up by God’s way of thinking. If you want God’s thoughts to take precedence in your mind, don’t just read the Word…meditate on it until it becomes real to you and you will find yourself thinking and acting like God.
Rom 8:5 - “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit”
Setting your mind on the things of the Spirit is a choice you need to make on a moment by moment basis. It’s like “flipping” the light switch. Flip your switch and choose to live according to the Spirit.
John 14:12 - “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”
“he who believes in Me” means everyone which includes you and me. God is raising up a radical generation who will have a revelation of this truth. It’s time to get hungry for more!
Hebrews 12:1,2 - “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
It’s time for us to take an “inventory” of our lives and realize we have a race to run! Let’s live our lives with purpose…on purpose!
Isaiah 26:3 - “You will keep him in perfect peace, him whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in you.”
There are too many Christians who are living a stressed-out life. Part of the problem is that they haven’t fully given their hearts to the Lord. Ask yourself this question: “What occupies my mind most of the time?” When you’re in love with Jesus, you can’t stop thinking about Him! Make the adjustment today and give Jesus the #1 spot in your heart…You will truly experience the “peace of God that passes all understanding”.
Acts 1:8 - “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” –
There is purpose behind the power. If you have been baptized with the Holy Spirit, you have the “green light” to preach the gospel! You don’t have to look far… Open your mouth, and the Holy Spirit will be right there with you!
John 16:7 - “Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.”
In other words, we are better off now then when Jesus walked the earth because He sent the Holy Spirit to us. We don’t have to live this life on our own because we now have the Holy Spirit to fellowship with every moment of the day!