Doing God's work God's way, Ephesians 4:14-15, Ephesians 6:10-11, Following Jesus, Following Jesus not man, Iron Sharpening Iron, James 4:7-8, John 15:5, Luke 10:2-3, Proverbs 27:17
Let’s Be Sharpeners??? A Word from THE WORD!!! #67
I have an urgent word to share this morning, one that is heavy on my heart; especially as we look around us at all the chaos, sin, and confusion, even in the midst of God’s own. So what do we do? As I try to continually share here on Bible Ballistics, the answer is always the same–go to God’s Word!
“Therefore said he unto them,
The harvest truly is great,
but the labourers are few:
pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,
that he would send forth labourers
into his harvest.
3 Go your ways:
behold, I send you forth
among wolves.” Luke 10:2-3
Jesus was sending out workers into the field to prepare the way for Him to follow, and that is what we must understand today! I can’t–You can’t–the Preacher can’t–the Missionary can’t–the Evangelist can’t do GOD’s work. We can’t save anyone–but we can share The Word as we go, with our “feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace…” (See Ephesians 6:10-19)! It is our job to go, to share as we are called, led, and directed by the Holy Spirit, with a heart broken for the lost and dying, but not going in our own strength, but HIS!
How? I can only share with you the things that God says in HIS Word and pray that we can yield to our Lord and Master to go where HE leads, do what HE asks, share as HE provides us opportunities, and speak HIS Word in power, love, and truth.
“I am the vine,
ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me,
and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5
James so aptly reminds us of our focus and our strength!
“Submit yourselves therefore
Resist the devil,
and he will flee from you.
8 Draw nigh to God,
and he will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands,
and purify your hearts,
ye double minded.” James 4:7-8
The Proverbs point us to not try to do it alone–neither without God nor without one another–we are a body (supposed to be!)!
“Iron sharpeneth iron;
so a man sharpeneth the countenance
of his friend.” Proverbs 27:17
Dear Paul gives us the advice about the armor of God…
“Finally, my brethren,
be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand against
the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11
“That we henceforth be no more children,
tossed to and fro,
and carried about
with every wind of doctrine,
by the sleight of men,
and cunning craftiness,
whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love,
may grow up into him in all things,
which is the head,
even Christ:” Ephesians 4:14-15
I pray that God’s Word will encourage you, guide your steps and comfort your heart through the drains of living! My love and prayers are lifted up for you!
Amen and Amen!!!