Thursday, April 8, 2010
"To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ..." Ephesians 3:8 (Emphasis Mine)
Paul was speaking about his ministry to the Gentiles being his "grace" from God. What grace has God given you during this season of your life? This morning I finally had a chance to be still for a couple of hours before the Lord, and it was so refreshing. The past two weeks have been a frenzy of deadlines, household chores, and church activities. In the blur, I almost forgot that the responsibilities I have been entrusted with right now are "grace" to me from God.
How thankful I am that He has called me to "good works" (Eph. 2:10)! What "grace" has He lovingly called you to this moment? Maybe it's for "such a time as this" (Esther 4:14)? May you be strengthened by the Scriptures that encouraged me this morning.
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2
May we run the race well for as long as we have here on earth (Eph.5:16), so that we may hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master (Mt.25:23)."
So for the joy set before me, I run.