FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.”
1 Peter 2:9 (NLT2)
THE NEW ME: I’M FULLY CAPABLE
A priest was taking a tour of biblical sites, when he came to a beach on the Sea of Galilee, he saw a boat and a sign advertising, “FREE BOAT RIDE TO THE EXACT PLACE WHERE JESUS AND PETER WALKED ON WATER!!!” He boarded the boat and enjoyed the ride to the middle of the lake where the boat captain stopped the boat and announced that this was the spot where they had walked on the water. After spending a few minutes at that spot, the tourist said to the boat captain, “Ok, I’ve seen enough, I’m ready to go back to shore.” The boat captain pointing to the sign, said, “The boat ride to the exact place where Jesus and Peter walked on the water was free, but the ride back to shore is not free, it will cost you $50 for the ride back to shore.” The priest, shocked by the charge, exclaimed, “No wonder Peter got out and walked!”
The bible teaches that every Christian has been called to be a priest. This does not mean we are capable of walking on water but it does mean we are capable to do what God has called us to do. Pastor Mike reminded us on Sunday that a priest does two things. First, a priest represents man to God. Secondly, a priest represents God to man. 1 Peter 2:9 teaches that part of that priesthood is in fact showing others that goodness of God.
God has good works that He has prepared for each of us to do before time began (Ephesians 2:10). Once we accept God’s call on our lives we become fully capable to do those things that God has prepared for us to do.
Is there anything in your life right now that is making you feel overwhelmed or incapable of accomplishing? Do you believe God wants you to accomplish whatever that overwhelming task is? If so, ask God to give you what you need to accomplish what He is asking you to do.