Wednesday Word 1.22.2020

1 Corinthians 1:2-9 New International Version
2 To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 6 God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 8 He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Funny, I don’t always feel enriched and equipped. Sometimes I feel very inadequate to hold up my end of the deal. “Trust and Obey” is what the old hymn says. There are times when I let fear creep in and obeying seems beyond my ability. These are the days when I forget what Paul had to say about those who have heard and believe the Good News.
“Snap out of it!” I hear Cher’s voice as she exclaimed the line in the movie “Moonstuck.” Only now she is yelling at me to get a grip on myself. Self doubt and just plain inertia get in the way of making choices and acting upon them in ways that might be pleasing to our Heavenly Father, and ultimately the best move for us. Paul says we have everything we need, every spiritual gift, to make it through this world. We just have to trust and obey. Not always as simple as it sounds when we allow the world – and ourselves – to slip in between us and the God who loves us, the Son who saves us, and the Spirit who guides us. I am going to work on that. How about you?…something to pray about.
Your sister in Christ, Vicki
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