1 Timothy 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
I was listening to a sermon clip of my dad’s recently, and he made the comment, “God has enabled us. Those words either bless me or haunt me… if I don’t pursue God and His will and little promptings he brings my way and our way as a church…” In almost every letter, epistle, or salutation, Paul cites the Lord’s enabling as the springboard for his life, work, and ministry. The fact that God had called and enabled him drove him to do all he could in that wherein he was enabled. He could not sit back. He could not stay still. God had enabled him, and he must do something about it.
The thought for today is this: what has God enabled me to do, and what am I doing about it? What are the little promptings of His Spirit, and am I being sensitive to them? If He’s enabled me to share the Gospel, am I as I should? If He’s enabled me with the ability to influence others, am I to the extent of His enabling? If His Spirit has prompted me to take another step in faith, and I willing to do so for the good of the lost and the glory of God?
Might we realize that God has enabled us differently, and in different areas. Might we realize His enabling, and not waste the potential He’s given us to make the difference He wants us to make.
Pastor E – Significance and God’s enabling: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5uaN7jCWZI8aFlPVjdPWUR2c28