Monday, July 2, 2007

Are your tools ready?

There are necessary tools for any job you have to do. As a homemaker we have a washer, dryer, crockpot, pots, mops, well you get the idea.

God has given us tools also to do our job as a believer.

Faith is one of those tools.

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

The word of God is a tool He has given us.

Faith and the word go hand in hand.

Heb 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

Are you mixing the word of God with the faith He has given you?

God has equipped us to be able to do whatever He has called us to do. Feel unequipped for what you are doing? Is He still preparing you? Or is it possible that you are trying to do something under your own power instead of under His power? Is it something He has called you to do, or something you think is a good thing to do that maybe isn't His will for you right now? You know even good things that we do, sometimes are out of His will for us at that time. It doesn't necessarily mean it is a bad thing to do, just not what He has for us right then. He promises to prepare you to do what HE wants you to do, not necessarily what YOU want to do. Seek Him, ask if what you are struggling to do is His will for you . If it is, He will help you do it. If not, He will show you that too.

Other tools He has given us include, but not limited to are:

gospel of peace
sword of spirit

Am I using the tools He has given me?

Are you?


Mere said...

This is AWESOME!!! I'm gathering my tools.....You ARE a blessing to me and I'm sure to others!!


FlipFlop Mom said...

Unfortunately.. probably not... there are many days where I should wear the armour of God... but I don't... sighhhhhhhh... you always give great reminders!!!!

and do tell how are you mama Kim?? I haven't heard from you!!