Topic: What Are You Supplying? [Thursday July 13, 2017]
“From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:16.
Every believer is called to supply something in the church. What are you supplying for the edification of the body of Christ? We are building ourselves up together. Today’s ministry has gone beyond, repent or perish. Today’s ministry is about how to help your brother to succeed; Practical Christianity. Just as the people came to the disciples and said we want to see Jesus. You and I are the Jesus people they want to see. We are the Jesus that will heal the sick and feed the hungry.
God wants to take you to another level but there is something that you use to have which you dropped: relationship. Go back to the place you dropped it and pick it up. You are expected to love people and to help them. Before you came to Jesus you know how bad you were. But someone kept at it, cleaning you up with the word until you became matured.
You may not be called to be a preacher but you are called to minister. You can minister with your talent, your gifts, your time, your smile, your money, etc, to the person next to you and lift him up. Examine yourself whether you are still ministering. Check if you have not degenerated to criticisms, accusations and condemnation and being judgmental. If Jesus were to condemn every person, how many will be saved? We must begin to recognize the blessings of God in relationships. You can’t do it alone. You need the other person. Of what good is a nut if there is no bolt? A bolt and a nut have to come together to fit. If you manufacture the bolt without the nut, it is useless.
Further Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:1 – 13, 2 Corinthians 4:1 – 5,
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 7-9; Evening- Acts 18
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.