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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

God Gives Me Abilities to Help Others

In review of Romans 7:4b, it says “Now you belong to him who was raised from death in order that we might be useful in the service of God.”

Bottom Line:
You belong to Christ, who was raised to life so that we could serve God

What this means to me:
I belong to and am united to him, who was raised from death to life, so that I might be used in service to God.  This verse reminds me that God created me to help others. Regardless of my job or career, I am called to full-time Christian service. A “non-serving Christian” is actually a contradiction in terms.  The Bible says, “He saved us and called us to be his own people, not because of what we have done, but because of his own purpose” (2 Timothy 1:9a TEV). Furthermore, Peter adds, “You were chosen to tell about the excellent qualities of God, who called you” (1 Peter 2:9b GW).  It’s not just pastors, ministers, priests and missionaries that were called by God.  Every Christian, myself included is called to service.  It is when I use my God-given abilities to help others, that I am fulfilling my calling. The Bible says, “Now you belong to him who was raised from death in order that we might be useful in the service of God” (Romans 7:4b TEV).  Since I have been sick and recovering, I have not been able to do much to use my God-given abilities to help others.  I have however, tried to be an example of the power of God’s healing.  This has been my testimony as of late. Before I became ill, I had it in mind to begin to reach out for others and attempt to develop a mentoring relationship.  As I heal and get better, this is still my intention.  I will purposely get together with others to share life with them and my experiences walking with God.


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