Saturday June 25, 2022
It Shouldn’t End With You
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 4:7-16.
Every tool is specially designed by the Master to meet a certain need. Tools may look same in shape and appearance or even in usage but no two tools are the same.
We as Christians, are “Pencils in the hands of our Creator”, according to Wale Adenuga. This means, our value comes out best when we submit to the Lordship of Christ. The extent of our influence is based on how much we are willing to submit to God.
According to our reading today, by Christ’s death, resurrection and atonement and His exchanged life at the Cross of Calvary, God now has sons and daughters. In effect, if God looks at you, He sees another risen Christ in Tarkwa, in Sefwi Wiawso, Apam, Chereponi, in that school, in that business and in that marriage.
He sees a victor and not a victim. Why? verse 7 has this to say: “But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” The grace has been given to you according to the need in your environment and you’re the HOPE of God where you find yourself. May you make heaven proud by how you’re living your daily life.
The Essence of the Grace, according to verses 12-13, is to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature into manhood to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
So, our giftings and graces are only useful when others benefit and the body of Christ is built up with it.
Beloved, always remember that, in the body of Christ, it’s incumbent on you as a tool to discover your giftings and graces. Once you discover them, the next thing you have to do is to serve the body of Christ with them.
May you be useful as you seek to allow Christ build His Kingdom through you.
Prayer Guide: Pray and ask God to help you identify your gifts and graces and help in the building of the body of Christ. Stay blessed.
Memory Verse For This Week:
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) – “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”