26th MAY, 2021
Just as each one of us has received a special gift[a spiritual talent, an ability graciously given by God], employ it in serving one another as [is appropriate for] good stewards of God’s multi-faceted grace[faithfully using the diverse, varied gifts and abilities granted to Christians by God’s unmerited favor]. 1 Peter 4:10 AMP
God’s spoken word brought creation into being; the limitless word of God moved the universe into existence by the power of the Holy Spirit. The word that brought us into being is what the Holy Spirit helps us to live and speak forth. The essential nature of God’s Word is that it has a ripple effect of transforming and blessing lives for the good of others. In essence, the ultimate solution to problems all over the world is for humanity to surrender and live by the Word of God.
God continually inspires us by His Word to move in obedience so we can be a blessing to others. We have to be faithful stewards rather than justifying with excuses because our lives are not extending the goodness of God to others.
We must pour into others what God has committed to us. Just like Nehemiah, we must seek God in our actions and do as instructed. If Nehemiah did things his own way and approached the King about his plans to save his people (see Nehemiah 1:11), he might never have gotten the opportunity to do so and many would have perished. His obedience in seeking God first granted him favour before the king. His total submission to God’s will allowed him to adapt to all situations and meet the needs of the task. This life of obedience drew his people closer to God; it led them to be pure, submissive and obedient as well.
The Word of God states that we are the light of the world, so we are to let our light transform others. People should look at our lives and see the transformation. Moving in obedience expands the kingdom, and God is counting on us to play our role in redeeming His people.
Heavenly Father, help us to daily move in obedience to Your Word, so that we can by our obedience, become a blessing to others.
Further Reading: Romans 15:25 / Mark 10:45
Bible In One Year: Psalms [35–38]