TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
The Lord has special gifts and talents that He wants to give you for upgrades in others. Seek those gifts and talents and use them for the edification of others.
THE LORD’S ARMY
The Army must have some el primo marketing people because their slogan “Be all that you can be” really hit home. More young men and women enlisted under that campaign than any other before or since, and those six words became part of the American culture.
They are true in the church as well. There are three irreplaceable pieces of your Christian walk that cannot happen when you live in isolation from the church.
Use of Spiritual Gifts: 1 Corinthians 12 makes it clear God has given spiritual gifts to every Christian and verse seven says these abilities are not provided to make you feel good. Your gifts are meant to help the rest of us. 1 Peter 4:10 says that when you use your gifts to help others, others can use their gifts to strengthen you.
Mutual Ministry: In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul explains the church is like a body and each of us is a specific part with a specific purpose. God intends each to meet the needs of other believers – our strength to their weakness. Verse 21 says “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you.’” Neither can a Christian say to the church, “I have no need of you,” but lots of members say it every day! Don’t let that be you.
And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.
– 1 Corinthians 12:21
Accountability: A Christian who answers only to himself can easily rationalize sinful attitudes or actions. Regular contact with other believers keeps us sharp and on the right path. I love the verse that says, “Iron sharpens iron,” but just know that through this process, sparks fly! Don’t let that keep you from getting sharpened!
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO USE YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS IN MUTUAL MINISTRY. THE ACCOUNTABILITY YOU RECEIVE AND GIVE IS PRICELESS AS YOU STRIVE TO BE ALL YOU CAN BE IN THE LORD’S ARMY!
From my book: SOUL INVASION