You are His Specialty

December 20, 2021

Ephesians 1:4

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

               Did we come to the Lord by accident?  No more than your life is an accident.  Have you ever been at some activity where everyone is working together at one task or another?  They all have a place and purpose and you feel like a third wheel not knowing where you can fit in or what you can do.  Sometimes our lives are like that spiritually.  We don’t know where we fit in or how to be involved. 

Spiritually, God created us for His pleasure and purpose to be “holy and without blame before Him in love.”  We know that is a pretty tall order if we want to accomplish it on our own, which we can’t.  We know that it is the faith He has birthed in our hearts to believe in Christ and receive His forgiveness through the blood of the Son.  It is in that time that we enter into the Kingdom of Heaven by faith and are washed in the blood that we can begin to really fulfill the purpose of God in our lives.  Then, we are introduced to the Holy Spirit, who hopefully we come to know as our strength, our mentor, corrector, instructor, edification and power to be transformed into that holy vessel that Jesus so willingly and unselfishly died for.  The first order of business in our spiritual walk is to come to know the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  While we don’t often know exactly how we fit into the body, if our hearts are open to the Holy Spirit’s leading and direction, He begins to show us where our particular strengths, gifts, abilities and callings are.  As we begin to respond to those in faith and humility to serve, first Him, then others and the body of Christ we begin to find that we are no longer that third wheel standing outside looking in.  We begin to give and serve not out of what we don’t have, but what we do have.  Each of us is uniquely formed by Father to be the best that He has created us to be.  That standard is not measured against any other person or group.  Our standard is Christ and the Word of God.  We know that only as the life of Christ in us is allowed to have freedom and expression through us can we truly honor God and fulfill our purpose in Him. 

               If you are wondering what your purpose is today or where you fit, begin by glorifying the Lord through your faith expressed through good works.  As you do this in all areas of opportunity you will find Holy Spirit leading you into your particular strengths and abilities.  Doors will open as you submit yourself fully to the Lord’s leading and direction. 

               Since our first calling is to be holy and blameless before Him in love that needs to be our first and primary focus.  As we are faithful in this He will lead us more fully into all that He has purposed us to be. 

Blessings,

#kent

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