Good morning family, friends, and visitors,
Happy Monday to you all! I pray that you had a blessed weekend in the Lord.
Thought for the day: Usable for Christ
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (New King James Version)
4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.
Take a moment to think about how useful you are to Christ. Are you working in your spiritual gifts? Are you serving in ministries that will enhance the gifts that God gave you? Or are you useless for Christ?
I’ve come to realize there are a lot of Christians who are useful to so many things but useless for the things of the Lord. They are articulate, educated, well manner, full of ideas and luster for life, motivated, and driven, but for all the wrong things. Have you ever noticed a Christian who will work for the world with all of their might but only give Christ second and third best?
There are so many believers who are walking around aimlessly. They have these wonderful gifts but they are unable to tap into their full potential because they have not allowed themselves to be USABLE FOR CHRIST! You know who I am talking about: The woman who sits next to you at church has a great voice and will belt out a secular song in the street in a minute, but won’t allow her voice to be used for Christ. That young woman who is steady “pop locking and dropping it” on the dance floor at the club has not allowed her dance steps to be transformed and used to praise dance for the Lord. Or that young man who speaks with authority and purpose on his job and in his home has not considered the possibility that God has called him to preach, speak, or teach His people. Are you usable for Christ?
Consider this, the things that you are good at and even great at are so phenomenal that you could not have possibly developed them on your own. God thought enough of you that He poured Himself into each one of the gifts that you have. Instead of using them for the world, use them for the One who gave them to you in the first place.
I pray that you have a blessed day. Make sure you are usable for Christ!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis
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