GraceLife Blog 25-Thanks, Man!

When Jesus told us to be the salt of this earth or the light of this world he wasn’t just talking about talking (Matthew 5:13-16).  A lot of us have the gift of speech.  We are great at quoting Bible verses and putting together supporting arguments for God, but that’s only half the story.

God takes action when he sees one of his believers in need.  All of us who are saved can say that we’ve called on God before and he has acted; he has provided; he has answered our prayers.  Amen!

If we are to be like Christ, then we are to also answer people’s prayers, saved or unsaved.  Sometimes to answer a prayer we need to put our necks on the line with our boss.  Other times we need to swallow our pride and repair the relationships we have with our brothers and sisters when we are called to do it right there at the end of service.  Sometimes we need to give our spare lawn mowers or dressers or televisions or skills to fix things or skills to cook or our friendship or musical talents or money or boats or cars or whatever someone needs to perfect strangers who have never met us before in their lives.

Don’t rule out the possibility that God may want you to improve your own skills so that you can be a better tool for him to use.  If you have a desire in your heart that is pure, follow the desire no matter how crazy it sounds.  God’s will for you means satisfaction at work and play.

Let God take care of the rest.  We put our necks on the line for God, and God will fill our lives with his glory, provision and peace.

He will always provide for us.  He has such confidence in himself to provide anything at anytime that even he said it himself.  Jesus said don’t worry, God will provide!  (Matthew 6:25-34).

It takes guts to do the right thing, but most importantly it takes faith in God’s existence, his holy word and his plan for our lives.  Put your faith to the test and ask God what do you want me to do today.  Say that prayer, do what you feel led to do and bless the darkness right out of someone’s life.

About Kevin Riner

Associate Pastor of GraceLife Church Clarksville, father, husband, Author of Faith Debugged-Spiritual Insights from an Exterminator Follow me: Twitter - KevinRiner Blog -

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