Empowerment into the Family Business, 04Feb
We are all working for God whether we know it or not…
A dear 98 year old from our church passed away this morning, she was a tremendous organizer, mover and shaker – Betty was a servant and child of God. She was so tremendous that you could easily say she was a saint on earth.
Actually, she was “empowered” to work for God. Earth-empowered and Heaven-sent. She worked in the Family Business. (God makes an offer we can’t refuse!)
Many of us try to do the right thing, many of us sometimes fail – that’s because we are human beings and distracted by the world of us, rather than the world of God.
Many of those times that we chose to do right and then we long for a sign that we did right by God…. we want encouragement and we want feedback… It doesn’t always work that way – and as God is supreme, it is IF and WHEN God lets us glimpse into the plan – when that happens, oh how intensely our hearts are warmed… How amazing to work for the Lord!!! We always work for Him, if we wake up we are still on this earth for Him. If we mess up, we are still on this earth for Him. We can NOT mess us His ultimate plans.
And isn’t that the TRUTH – we actually DO know the plan – even if we don’t know the minutia – we actually know and can read the end of the book – GOD WINS!
Maybe we simply need to feel empowered. But we are. Maybe we want to feel it and realize it, but we already ARE empowered….
You are a child of God – therefore He IS our Father!
If you take care of a pet or any animal, you already are empowered to do that… if you take care of your children, you are already empowered to do that… If you smile at joy and spread joy, you are empowered to do that too… If you feel willing and have the finances to help a charity or anyone with a gift of money, you know that is the right thing to do, but what you don’t always know is how much of a blessing it is to them – that’s OK – we don’t always have to know… God knows…
If you take time to pray for people on the other side of the world, you are empowered to use your power of prayer. If you take time to pray for yourself, you are asking the Lord to use you better for one more day. Your prayers are heard. Pray, just Pray!
All the way back to Genesis, scripture lays out empowerment – not entitlement – empowerment that we are to be caretakers… God provides all we need, now we can work for Him KNOWINGLY…
Micah 6:8 reminds us to keep walking, keep working, keep learning, keep making the difference in the world – one little step at a time…
You are EMPOWERED because you have been gifted the Holy Spirit. You have the same power that was entrusted to Jesus – and now you are able to make a difference… “you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” Ephesians 2:22
You are a Child of God.
Welcome to the Family Business!!!
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork,created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do.
19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.