GRACE MAKES US COMPETENT

grace-makes-us-competent

2 Corinthians 3:5-6 Not that we are sufficient of our selves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency (having enough, competency, fit, able to reach the goal, able to obtain, ability) is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

Very often we may hear someone say, “I don’t have what it takes,” “I’m not competent,” or “I don’t have enough going for me.” This shows a lack of knowledge of God’s grace that enables us. We have what it takes and are competent not by what you have naturally, but spiritually. We will never do much for the Lord looking at ourselves in the natural. His grace is what enables us, equips us, makes us competent, sufficient, and enough.

God never calls us to do something or requires something of us without first giving us the ability to do it. He gives us grace–an enablement, an endowment, an empowerment. His grace is the great equalizer to human inability and inadequacy. It is His great compensating factor for what we lack naturally. We need to factor out everything else and factor in the grace of God. The greatest hazard to your serving God is not knowing grace. Do not lose sight of the grace factor. Grace is God’s enabling power.

Advertisements

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tagged with:
Posted in #Ambassadors, #Behavior, #Believing, #Believing God, #Bible Faith, #Bible Truth, #Body of Christ, #Christ, #Christian, #Christian #Spirituality, #Christian's Race, #Christianity, #Competent, #Disciples, #Discipleship, #Doctrine, #Encouragement, #Gifts, #God is for us, #Qualified, #Serving Others, Competency, Serving God, Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories
%d bloggers like this: