This week we have been reading some amazing verses in 2 Corinthians 7 – 13 and in particular chapter 9 where we see Paul encouraging the church to be generous in every way they can. Verse 6 says ‘Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.’ I love this verse because it is not just linked to money. When we are generous in our time, in serving others, in blessing others, then we are not only going to see the other person blessed but we can know that we will reap a return that is going to be good!
I love that, “…the God of all comfort; Who comforts us in all our tribulation.” The VOICE Bible renders tribulation as “the pain and hardship of life…” Paul knew great victory in his life, received amazing revelation, and was mightily used by God. Paul also knew, ‘the pain and hardship of life.’
Have you ever stopped and thought, “I might be the only Jesus people may meet today?” This week let’s aim to be Jesus to those who have never seen Him before by loving those around us, and out of that let’s see people open up to Jesus.
Did you know that GOD wants to do something great through you. Something that will impact the people around you in a life-transforming and powerful way.
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By ‘Lazarus Faith’, I mean the kind of faith that brings things back from the realm of ‘it’s too late’ – or in other words, ‘it’s dead’.
If you have a personal relationship with Jesus, you have a testimony, a story, that you can share with people about your encounter with the Saviour of the world. Are you taking the opportunities that God gives you to open your mouth and talk about Jesus, or are you remaining silent?
Our Father God is imparting talents into us frequently, He is equipping us for the work He has for us to do, For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn.
Sometimes when faced with the facts, things can look bleak! Let’s face it, that doctors’ diagnosis doesn’t look like you’re walking in health! That final notice in the post doesn’t look like prosperity! But even looking at those facts, we can still believe God’s Word, we can still hold on to the promises He has given to us and we can trust that God is more than able!
At the beginning of Romans, Paul says “I am not ashamed of the gospel …” He is not embarrassed about what he believes. He doesn’t feel guilty because he lives a different life to many around him. He’s not embarrassed that his friends are now fisherman and tentmakers. He is not reluctant to be humiliated and flogged.