Daily Devotional: GRACE AND GIFTEDNESS
TOPIC: GRACE AND GIFTEDNESS
Memory verse: But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Ephesians 4:7 KJV
Read: Ephesians 4:7-14 7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8 Wherefore he saith, when he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ comes freely to save and make great. Salvation from sin is your first and most crucial step unto greatness in life and ministry. Without the grace that brings salvation you cannot attain the height that God has marked out for you. Therefore, you must embrace the grace of Lord Jesus Christ to become whom the Lord has created you to be and to remain relevant on the earth.
There are gifts of God in your life but they can’t manifest maximally without the revelations of His grace and power. You are made specially in the similitude of your heavenly Father and you are expected to bring forth fruits unto his name using these available gifts. It’s the grace that multiplies and emboldens the gifts in your life for all round profiting. You can do nothing except it’s ordained and supported by the Lord. Therefore, keep your heart from all forms of pride but cleave unto Jesus for the manifestations of His love through you. He’s ready to bless your heart with more of His divine empowerment if you are willing to submit to his Lordship and work as commanded. I pray you will not receive this grace of our Lord in vain.
Pray with me: Father, help me to maximize the grace you have released unto me. Make me useful and fruitful in your hands to the end.
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi
R.C.C.G New Glory Assembly
Twitter : @ayosimeon