The blessing that God has for each person, work in a complimentary way, when those people work together. Spiritual gifts may have been prioritized in order of need for the people, but they are designed to work in cooperation with the people who have the gift. Finding your area that you are suited to work in, is important to finding out how God wants to use you in the place where you are. Far too often, people are hindering their development, by not giving their maximum effort, where they are for the Lord. Victory is the result of completing what you are doing, because not all finish the assignment.
God has given us Joy, so why are so many operating as if they do not have it. One of the realities of living in this world is that there are more people who do not have a relationship with God through His Son Jesus than there are people who do. So, this explains why unbelievers do not have joy. Oftentimes when people are outnumbered there is a tendency to go with what the majority decides. What we need to remember is that when God is with us there is no weapon formed against us that can prevail over us. Jesus declared that He has given us His Joy and in Him our Joy is complete. God plus our belief creates a majority in any given situation. Be thankful today that you do not require circumstances to determine your joy, you just require connection with Jesus.
A single thread has strength but is not indestructible. When that thread is joined with other threads the potential for enduring pressure is multiplied. People often try to find an increase in strength by joining with other people so that they can have strength in numbers. The amazing thing about faith in God is that when we join ourselves to Him we become connected to a storehouse of power, wisdom, and strength that man has no way of measuring or conquering. Now that you know how to increase your strength, GO CONQUER!
When Ezekiel saw a vision of a being with four faces there was a significant thing about this that matters to all us in regards to how we approach life. This being only moved in one direction: straight ahead. Many people are unfulfilled because they are not moving toward their goals in life. They get sidetracked, stalled and even spend some time in reverse. The being Ezekiel saw was an image of God and if God only moves in one direction then we should strive to do what He does and get ourselves moving in a forward direction spiritually, intellectually and emotionally. The first step in doing this is establishing a relationship with God thru Jesus, then, we should take advantage of the resources available to us to gain more knowledge of Him. Start right now! Do not wait! Let’s get going full speedahead!!!
There is someone waiting for you. They need you to use the full capacity of your mind, body, soul and strength. They know that you can do what they need and that you can provide what they need. They know that their life will be better because you gave them the best that you had to offer. They know that God has made all of the resources you need to improve their life available and if you don’t use them they are going to suffer. You will not be able to ignore this person, nor will you be able to give the duties to meet their need to someone else because the person waiting for you is you.
A well timed word can mean the difference between success or failure. Ephesians 2:1 describes how God has made believers alive who were previously dead in sins and trespasses. Just as He did that then, He is still doing that now. In a time that darkness is trying to overtake you, He will be your light. In a time when confusion attempts to reign over you, He will be your peace. In a time when sorrow burdens you down, He will be your joy. In a time when your load seems to be more that you can bear, He will be your strength. God does this because He sent a well-timed Word into the lives of believers. A Word that lived and lives. A Word that is still able to keep you from falling. Jesus is that Word and He is still on the main line!
People come into our life and people leave from our life. We enter into people’s lives and we leave from other people’s lives. This constant coming and going has all of us, perpetually, developing relationships throughout our life. Poets talk about reasons and seasons for these relationships but it never ceases to amaze how people are looking for permanent relationships in other people. The beauty of a relationship with God is that He has promised to never leave us or turn away from us. In fact, the greatness of His promise is that He has committed to be with us through every aspect of our life. While we pursue relationships that last, we would all do well to develop one that will truly last with God through His Son, Jesus. Make today the day to pour into a permanent relationship that will help all of the other temporary ones be more meaningful and fulfilling.