I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:4-9
This is for my special birthday girl. We all people in our lives who mean so much to us. I have many and I could write them all down but it would be a very long list. I know people who have few. It doesn’t matter how short or long your list is no matter who you are this is for you from me you are now on my list. Just remember what you’ve overcome through Jesus Christ. I am going to break these verses down and just write to you
I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 1:4
I am so joyful to have so many people who have the love of Christ in my life they bring me many things. Because they are in my life I am able to be a better me and because I have them I can go to then and seek advice after I have sought out God. But you are just the same maybe not to me but someone needs you wether you think so or not. You are important to a person or more. You are important to God. You are important to your family and friends. Don’t give up. Give it to Him who is higher.
For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 1 Corinthians 1:5-6
As Christ followers we recognize riches and blessing. Not always but we should because each day we are blessed and we need to thank Him for this. He has given us more than just a blessing but also speech and knowledge. We are given strength to speak His word rather than our own and tell His story so that His glory will prevail. Through Him we are given many things, things we could never fathom. We have a God who is never failing and always generous. We see that and we do not accept Him. This I don’t understand. But we have been given everyday and we ignore the giver and go to the world to continue in sin. We need to look to out riches more and God always. Don’t give up. You get more than you know.
Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 1 Corinthians 1:7
We should not sit back and watch but rather go out and do. He has not called us to sit on the sidelines. That was something I always heard growing up don’t sit on the sidelines play the game and do the best you can. The same applied to us. We have this God who has given us talents and passions, but I we do not use them to glorify Him what is the point. There isn’t one, it is useless. Someday soon Jesus will be back and we will no longer be in these bodies. We will go to judgement and see Him at the throne. And we will have to answer to Him. Would you rather answer on why you did something or why you didn’t. He already knows but this is the day of judgement. Don’t give up or lose hope He is on His way.
He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:8-9
This makes me smile daily. He will keep you firm. What? I love this. I cannot stay still and strong on my own. I will never be able to. I struggle everyday of my life with this. It is a constant and never ending battle we all have. Don’t give up. God is holding you in His hands. At work we listen to this Cd with kids songs and two of my all time favorites are “This little light of mine” and “he holds the whole world in His hands”. I love singing these to my kids because it says both things in this verse. He is not letting us go. On the day of judgement we will be blameless only because of Gods grace and love. We need to call to Him daily and never give up. God is faithful, this is such a true statement. I can say by proof. In genesis, God tells Noah that as long as there is a rainbow in the sky He will not flood this earth and so far he has been faithful in this promise to Noah thousand years ago. He has called us to live with Jesus and grow together. We cannot do this alone we need Him and we have been given Him we just need to realize what this truly means for us as a people. Just remember. Don’t give up. I love you all and have a good Halloween and rest of the week. God Bless,