How can we use our gifts and lives, to build up the Kingdom of God?
This is the question on my mind.
I came across it in “For the Church’s Maturity” – the blog post I wrote earlier this week. But, it came up in tonight’s Bible study session. I was feeling kinda flustered beforehand, but the Lord really used this time to remind me of my need to be useful in the ministries He has given me.
So, this is what I want to focus on. I want to focus on my relationship with our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. . . and how I can glorify Him in the ways He has given me to serve.
The best part is: I am talking about today serving opportunities, not things requiring me to wait until Summer or our COVID pandemic have run their course. It is doable things, I can pursue today.
So, I am thinking tonight on how to glorify the Lord by sharing His truths in effort to encourage myself, others, and to build up His Kingdom.
I can. . .
share His truths
be a praying friend or family member
minister through digital evangelizing (sharing the Gospel and encouraging others to seek Him)
and so much more.
While we often can experience discontentment in serving where He has us, we definitely do not lack opportunities to serve the Lord Jesus and His Church.
I have many opportunities right in front of me. So as I am physically and mentally able to do so, I want to dive into these gifts. I want to dive into the kind of community and serving that our Mighty God has created me for!
I want to jump in feet first, and see how I can be an used by our King – despite my limitations.
Each and every follower of our Savior Jesus Christ – is an important part of the Church body. We get the opportunity to really love Him, as we spend quality Jesus time and use our gifts for His glory! It’s not so much the actions, as it is the giving of our hearts and lives in the process.
3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. 4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, 5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. – Romans 12:3-5
9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. – Romans 12:9-10
Regardless of our abilities or circumstances, we are very loved by God and important to the church body. So, keep letting those wheels turn as you ask “How can I safely serve the Lord and His people, using my gifts and life?”