Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-30

“In that day I will summon my servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah. I will clothe him with your robe and fasten your sash around him and hand your authority over to him. He will be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the people of Judah. (Isaiah 22:20-21) (NIV)

When God calls for service, he empowers; for we cannot do anything significant without his power. Whatever we achieve for his kingdom, without his guidance and empowering pales in comparison with what  we reap when labouring with him as the leader.
All authority in heaven and on earth is with Jesus and he empowers them who are called for labouring for his kingdom with the Holy Spirit of God.
Reading Paul's testimony in the following verses gives us an idea of how he relied on God's power to fulfill the work that he was entrusted with.

I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. (Romans 15:18-19) (NIV)
Let's seek the Lord and his strength while we labour for him and his kingdom.

With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. (2 Thessalonians 1:11) (NIV)

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