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SOAP- This Is My Life’s Work

This is my life work: helping people understand and respond to this Message. It came as a sheer gift to me, a real surprise, God handling all the details. When it came to presenting the Message to people who had no background in God’s way, I was the least qualified of any of the available Christians. God saw to it that I was equipped, but you can be sure that it had nothing to do with my natural abilities. And so here I am, preaching and writing about things that are way over my head, the inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ. My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, who created all this in the first place, has been doing in secret and behind the scenes all along. Through followers of Jesus like yourselves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known and talked about even among the angels!”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:7-10‬ ‭MSG‬‬
http://bible.com/97/eph.3.7-10.msg

Observation

This verse is special to me because it is what I hold to as my personal mission statement when it comes to helping others. Many people are gifted to do many different things. I believe God has put inside us all a certain gift-mix that makes us “10” in some area of life. For some, maybe it’s teaching, engineering, being a great mom or dad, great friend, business owner, etc. My goal is to help people understand and respond (grow) in learning the Word of God. What’s yours? 

Application

  • Spend time thinking about what you are naturally good at. 
  • How could you use it in a way to glorify God?
  • How could you use it today?

Prayer

“Lord, help me see how you have shaped me for greatness. I know that greatness is not define by Hollywood, adventure novels, or the opinions of others. Greatness is doing the best I can with what I have been given by you. Show me, lead me, and make me into who you want me to be. I am your masterpiece.”

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