1 Peter 4:10-11
10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Today’s Inspiration: Self-destructive thoughts are not scriptural. If we delight in the Lord and speak the oracles of God, we will be hospitable to one another without grumbling or complaining and be able to minister as good steward of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10-11. Once you delight in the Lord, your desires will change. If you don’t delight in the Lord, you will go on your own strength and will not be fruitful. On the contrary, you will be drained out. Delighting yourself in the Lord heals your soul.
It has always been the will of God from beginning of time to conform your image to that of Christ. Today the world looks to us as the elite race because we follow Christ but many do not portray Christ in the workplace and family, hence salvation became stagnated in this nation. Satan can only operate in the flesh but God operates through you in the spirit. Therefore as Christians, we should walk in the spirit. We need to retrain our mind to expect healing, financial provision and peace and not battling with strife.
Pursuit of power and wealth hinders our walk with God. God had provided for us as in the days of Israelites in the wilderness. Deuteronomy 8:3. They just have to flow with the spirit for their provision which never wear out for 40 years.
Our pursuit should be Jesus who is the truth. God had already given us the power to live a godly Christian Life. As obedient children, we are called to leave the lust of the flesh and to be set apart to be holy for He who called you is holy. We therefore have to be holy in our conduct. 1 Peter 1:15.
Therefore it is important to get rid of the garbage of the past through repentance and faith so that we no longer walk the way we used to walk before being a believer of Christ. Your past is a hindrance to your intimate walk with God, so why don’t discard it? As children of God, we no longer walk in the flesh. Moving from spirit to flesh and vice versa threatens your salvation. Many a time we desire quick fix solution but God has His time and His timing is beautiful like Joseph in the Bible going through so much ordeal but in the end exalted to a position next to Pharaoh where all transactions with Pharaoh must go through him. Romans 8:28. God has a plan in mind whenever you are tested. At the end of the trial you see miracles you never knew God had thoughts for you. Thank God we serve a God of impossible. Mark 10:27. He who has ears let him hear. God be praised!