The Spirit of Wisdom & Revelation…

Beloved of God,

“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.”

(Ephesians 1:16-23. ESV)

What Has He Called You To Do?

There are many “good things” to do in our churches and in the Kingdom. We love the Lord so much we want to do them all!

Beloved, you are not called to do everything! You are only called to do those things that the Lord has called you to do!

As each of us walk in our calling….as each of us use the Gifts that have been given us by the Holy Spirit…God’s work shall be done!

Do NOT allow the enemy to use guilt to have you take on more than you should.

We are all just a part of the Body of Christ. Let Him who is the Head tell us how to move in perfect harmony with one another.

Beloved, lay down frustration, weariness, and pride…and let God tell you when to move and when to rest…

FOLLOW HIM!

It is good to walk in unity with our Brothers and Sisters in Christ. It is good to go forward into all that God has called us to as the body of Christ.

It is not good to base our decisions on what the majority is doing…to follow the crowd because it’s too hard to choose differently.

May we be bold enough to walk the path God has called us to walk…to base our choices on HIS plan; HIS direction and guidance. May we FOLLOW HIM – wherever it may take us!

Use His Gift!

YOU have received a special gift from the Lord!

We are told to employ it…to use it…in order to serve one another and for God to be glorified! What gift are you using for the body of Christ and for our Lord’s glory?

Don’t think that your gift is not needed or not as great as others! You are special and unique and the Holy Spirit will empower you to use His gift within you to build up and strengthen the body of Christ!

Glorify the Lord by using your gift for Him today!

Look for opportunities…

Increase our REACH, O LORD!

I was looking at my Facebook page, Reflection of Glory, and I noticed the big discrepancy in the number of “Likes” a post receives and the number of people “Reached.”   One post only received 3 likes…but the number of people reached-the number of people that saw the post was 1,209!!

My goal for posting is to first glorify God!  But, I also want to reach as many people as I can to encourage, equip, and challenge them as we journey together.  And I pray that is the goal of our lives apart from social media as well — to first glorify God and next to reach as many people as we can for Him!

We may not receive praise and feedback from the people that we come into contact with…but that is not why we reach out to people.  I would say to you that you influence far more people than you realize on a day-to-day basis.  I don’t believe that we will really ever know how many people we have “reached” while we are still on this earth.  But, I do believe that we will come to that awareness once we reach our heavenly destination.

Lord, help us to reach out to those that we come into contact with – whether it’s through social media; church; our jobs; places of business, or someone we happen to connect with on the street. May we not do it for recognition or for our own self-glorification…but, for YOU, Lord! May YOU receive all the glory; all the praise; and all the “Likes!”  In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!!