There comes a time, if it already hasn’t happened in every person’s life that they will cry out for help. Not one of us is exempt from needing help. We were created for that purpose alone. Until we humble ourselves and realize that there is something greater than people, we will continue to suffer from the idea that we know what’s best for us. The Word of God is where you will find the answers to all of your questions. However, only you can seek the answers that your heart is yearning for. Matthew 6:33 says; Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Meaning, ask and you shall receive whatever it is that you ask for.
We are all one body, we have the same Spirit, and we have all been called to the same glorious future. There is only one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and there is only one God and Father, who is over us all and in us all living through us all. However, he has given each one of us a special gift according to the generosity of Christ. That is why the Scriptures say, “When he ascended to the heights, he led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to his people.” Notice that is says “he ascended.” This means that Christ first came down to the lowly world in which we live. The same one who came down is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that his rule might fill the entire universe.
He is the one who gave these gifts to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and the teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ, until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature and full-grown in the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ.
Even though God’s program for recovery is centered on his sovereign purposes and power, we have important responsibilities as well. What we believe about God is crucial, but so is the manner in which we live. For many of us, the recovery process is hindered by our faults, especially our stubborn pride that prevents us from taking a fearless inventory of our life. Recovery is impossible until we humbly admit that we are powerless and need God’s help. As we trust God to help us, his Holy Spirit will replace our character flaws with humility, love, and patience. When God asks us to live a certain way, he provides the power we need to succeed.
We have been gifted in ways that make us necessary to others. Others have been gifted in ways that make them necessary to us. Some of us have special gifts for teaching others about God. Others may have the gift of caring for hurting people. Our individual gifts are important for the emotional and spiritual growth of others. God has a purpose for each of us, so we must strive to know him better through prayer and meditation on his Word. He will show us what our gifts are and how we can use them to help others. As we share our gifts and receive the benefits of, other people’s gifts, we will find the body of Christ growing stronger and full of love.
Hallelujah! God is so good, all the time, all the time. Have a wonderful day!