Friday, October 19, 2012

Use your gifts now!

This morning I was listening to a Joseph Prince sermon and He was talking about Christ being our head.  He was saying how blessed we are in Christ.  He said if the Head is rich then the whole body is rich.  If the Head is healthy then the whole body is healthy.  The head of a person can't be rich but the rest of the body be poor.  That doesn't make sense.  If your head has something then your whole body has it, because it's connected and joined to the body.  If something is wrong with your head then it's going to affect the health of the whole body.  We have everything that Jesus has because He is our head.  I will say that again.  "We have everything that Jesus has because He is our Head.  Look at the scripture below: It's Ephesians, Chapter 4

7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore He says:
“When He ascended on high,
He led captivity captive,
And gave gifts to men.”[b]

9 (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first[c] descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)

11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ

It's no coincidence that in the very chapter that Jesus is talking about growing up in all things into Him whol is the head, He is also talking about spiritual gifts and using those gifts.  It seems that using our spiritual gifts has everything to do with us having all that Christ died to give us.  If we want to have all that Christ has, use your gifts.  USE YOUR GIFTS!

Many of us are waiting until Christ cleans us up to use our gifts, don't do that.  He wants to use them now.  Many of us are waiting until we have enough rest to use our gifts.  Don't wait for that either, do it tired.  Many of us are waiting until we have the right clothes, the right amount of money, the right house, the right husband, the right whatever.  Stop waiting for it to be right, stop waiting for it to feel right.  Use your gifts. The bible says "He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.  If you want to keep growing in Christ and access everything that He has, USE YOUR GIFTS!  Do it tired, do it mad, do it sick.  Just do it!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Follow Us!!