Dear friend, the primary purpose of labor is not to accumulate personal wealth, to buy a new car, or to take an extended vacation although God clearly wants to bless you with these things. Actually, this verse defines three ways that someone can be a thief in the kingdom of God. Making Your Supply Now that you have to give, what do you do with it? Remember, the only thing you can give to somebody that will truly help them is Jesus—the Word of God. God wants the church to increase so it has a greater capacity to reach out with His love and bring even more people into His kingdom.
Part of your supply is what you have financially to give to him that needeth. Your church also needs your supply of the gifts and talents God has placed within you. God has placed you in your church 1 Cor. As you share your faith and lead others to the Lord … as your light shines in your workplace and you invite others to church … as you make your supply of your God-given gifts and talents … as you work to be able to give … as you do the work of the ministry, the body of Christ increases … and because you are a part of the body, you increase.
Setting Proper Goals Many Christians earnestly seek God concerning His plan for their ministries but totally overlook their daily occupations as having anything to do with that vision. As a result, they strive for promotions and increases not to be a brighter light and a more influential person for Jesus but rather to be able to buy more things.
There is a higher, more spiritually powerful motive.
When you purpose in your heart to work so you can give, when you are motivated to spread the light of the Gospel of truth to others in the dark world around you, then God will give you the influence, the increase, and the things you desire. God will show you how to prosper, and as others recognize His hand on your life, He will get the glory.
Begin today to open your heart to the vision God has for all areas of your life. He physically manifested the idea of us and our destiny into the world when we were born and he has fully equipped us to carry it out. Because Christ lives in you, you are free, radiant, wise and love. And because you are a Daughter of the King of the Universe, you can live fearlessly relying on the provision of His unlimited glorious riches.
He definitely does speak to us when we ask Him to and I am so greatful for that. And we need to daily develop that relationship with Him to better discern His voice. Thank you so much for your ministry Kristen. God bless.
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GIRL this is so awesome that you shared this. I am a sometimes very shy and introverted person and I have dreams of being a world changer and working in business to influence culture. I know God can do a work in me and through me. I know there are others who have this struggle as well. And I want to share that God can do the impossible and I believe he will equip me and others with the right abilities. Thank you for this, the Lord definitely just spoke through you to give me His confirmation.
God's Vision for You!
Jesus Christ is the door to this plan and purpose. Without Him, we can never fulfil the God-given purpose for our life. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. Proverbs Where there is no vision , the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Not a vision of our own heart, but out of the mouth of the Lord. He must have spoken it to you sometime or some place if you are listening.
God Gave Me a Vision For You | She is MORE
Maybe He is speaking His vision for your life to you right now. He sees the vision for your life, do you? He is Yahweh Jireh , the Lord who sees and provides. We become vain with the wrong vision, a vision out of our own hearts. It comes from the word to breathe or exhale. It is like a puff of air. It is to act emptily and to have an empty hope. A vain vision is an empty, fleeting vision that leads you astray far from the Lord. Not a vision, purpose or plan conformed to this world.
It is a heavenly vision. It comes from the Word of the Lord. The vision is built on the Word of God. It is rooted in the Word of God and it cannot contradict the Word of God. It is a revelation from the heart of God. We must first open the eyes of our heart to see. The wrong vision of Eve in the garden that was after her own heart caused the great fall of mankind into sin. The world has had the wrong vision ever since.
He wants to steal, kill and destroy the vision God has for your life. John a. He is a thief, a liar, a deceiver, a destroyer, an accuser and an opposer and utilizes all of his devises to still the vision of God for your life and replace it with his vision. Without this vision we perish. It is to let go of God and try to do it alone without Him.
It is the vision of rebellion. It causes us to wander aimlessly. It hurries toward the goal [of fulfillment]; it will not fail. Even though it delays, wait [patiently] for it, because it will certainly come; it will not delay. We record and write it down so we do not forget. What are we running to daily? It is what we live and breathe and move in. Take time daily to be still in prayer and the Word and listen to God speaking to your heart.
Write down His thoughts until His vision becomes crystal clear. I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret [and] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery].
Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them, they would be more in number than the sand. When I awoke, [could I count to the end] I would still be with You.
God embroidered everything about you like a beautiful tapestry when he formed you in the womb. He knit you together with magnificent detail and in all the vibrant colors of His glory. He formed your heart, your eyes, your abilities, your personality, your hands, your DNA and every minute detail about you.
Your book, your story of all the days of your life, was written by God before you ever took shape. They are more than all the grains of sand on every beach on earth. Oh how special you are to God!!! How wonderful must your purpose be!! How much you mean to God!! Oh how we have missed this truth. What is the most tragic thing that could ever happen in the history of the world? What is the greatest catastrophe throughout the ages?
This tragedy hurts the heart of God for He knows what could have been. The story that never came to pass; the beautiful masterpiece that was left in the box. The awesome calling that faded away. He has written a beautiful story for our life, but when we pick up the pen and try to write the book ourselves, everything falls apart and crumbles before our eyes. Pray to God. Talk to God. Ask God to show you day by day His design and function and purpose for you on this earth. Pray to God that you fulfill every jot and tittle of it.
It is glorious. It is immense.
It is adventurous. It is the best.