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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

RESPONSE TO RESPONSIBILITY



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Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.


Every child of GOD sooner or later comes face to face to the fact that we are to be servants of GOD. JESUS spoke of those who are reborn as friends but at the same time we are friends that serve.

Not only are we to commit ourselves to his service but we are to find our field of service. Romans 12 and 1Corinthians 12, lay out various areas of service.

1 Corinthians 12:18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

The question comes before each one of us where have I been set in the body. There are many ways to locate your position, and oft times it will be in line with your natural talent. At other times it will require a real work of the Spirit to make you effectual in the kingdom.

Probably no one would have chosen some of the Apostles for the task set before them but Paul was fully prepared for the ministry he was sent to do. The Holy Spirit just had to clear up some of his thinking and empower him.

There is another thing that happens and that is this. A desire will be born within you and it stays with you night and day. Sometimes, time has to pass before it is possible to go forward. The one thing that is needful before embarking in a certain area and that is a validation of the call by GOD. It is possible to get caught up by the glamour of ministry and try to move into an area where you have not been sent.

An old saying is “Some were sent and others just went.” Being one of the “went” crowd can lead to disappointment and at times do more harm than good.

1 Corinthians 12:7 But to each one is given the manifestation (the enablement) of the Spirit for the common good.

One thing is certain if you can find out what your enablement is, you are then very close to discovering your place in the body of Christ and will be able to fulfill your ministry as unto the Lord.

What if you haven’t found your place yet? Then you need to study Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12 until GOD speaks to your heart. Then watch for doors of opportunity to open up to you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGcz0AOxLSc

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