Seeking Jesus First - May 10, 2023

Seeking Jesus First - May 10, 2023
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“LET” - Part Five

“LET” is an invitation, a permission, an instruction, and even a command that we choose to obey.  Ignoring a “LET” causes us to miss out on something that is beneficial to our relationship with God and to our walk here on earth.

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.” (Romans 12:6–9, NKJV)

Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.” (1 Corinthians 14:13, NKJV)

“LET” Is not a burdensome word. It is a liberating word. It allows us to flow in our spiritual and natural gifting in greater measure. It gives us access to spiritual gifts that we have not yet accessed.

We see in these passages that the grace of God gives us special “graces” for ministry. We find it easier to move in these special graces.

If you prophesy, do it at your level of faith. When we prophesy according to our current level of faith, it has more power in it. If we can’t believe what we are saying, how do we expect the hearer to believe and receive it.

If we are called to serve and minister others, then do it through truly serving and ministering to them.

Those who are called to giving, are called to give generously according to their ability.

Those who are teachers should teach. We are to study, practice and grow in these giftings.

Exhort with exhortation, lead with diligence, show mercy with cheerfulness and live without hypocrisy.

As to being able to receive and learn gifts and giftings that we are not naturally gifted with, the word tells us to seek spiritual gifts especially the ones that are more profitable to the body of Christ like prophesy and interpreting spiritual tongues.

We may be more apt to flow in certain areas, but the door is not closed to the other areas. We are encouraged to grow in our current gifting and ask in faith for more.

He who is faithful over little is given much more.

As we read Scripture, look for the invitations, permissions and instructions. Then take heed how you hear. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

In the kingdom of God, growth is available all the way up to the fullness of the stature of Christ Jesus.