Hey, happy Thursday! My name is Raegan and I am a student, if this is your first time doing yes then welcome. Today we are going to talk about what God calls us to do.
God has Giving everybody a gift for a particular reason, let’s look at what Ephesians 4:12
“to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up”
Look at where it says, “to equip people for works of service” God wants to prepare you to do ministry and He equips us with spiritual gifts to grow, His ultimate goal for all of His followers is for us, to use our spiritual gifts for yourself and to help people know and learn about Jesus
God is a very loving God and He wants to do some stuff FOR you. You might ask what I mean by that, so here are some examples of things God wants to do FOR us. He wants to forgive you, for you to have eternal life, He also wants you to have a life with no condemnation (Romans 8)
Another thing God wants to do is stuff IN you. Overall God wants each and every one of us to be more like Jesus by fixing our character and Reflecting God. To see what I mean check out the post, Reflecting God https://adaughterofgrace.blog/2019/05/16/reflecting-god/
One more thing He wants is to do some stuff THROUGH you and me. This would like God using us in serving or doing different types of ministry and using the gifts he has given us.
God tells us that there are great things in store for us.
(All the things God wants us to do is an idea from Tony Livigni, I based this post on one of his sermons)
“to equip his people for works of service, SO THAT the BODY OF CHRIST may be BUILT UP”
– Ephesians 4:12
“until we all reach UNITY in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and BECOME MATURE, attaining to the whole measure of the FULLNESS OF CHRIST.”
– Ephesians 4:13
We grow up together and build up each other if equipping doesn’t take place
There is a need for believers to be in the world, we need to be grounded in the word.. if we aren’t grounded in the word we will be stuck.
This week I challenge you to try and listen to what God is telling you to do. And do it because He’s equipped you to do it because He wants to do it through you as we talked about earlier.
Thanks for popping in,