“And he gave the apostles,the prophets,the evangelists,the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry,for building up the body of Christ,” Ephesians 4:11-12
I opened up the cabinet, and even though I knew what was in it, I was still struck by the sight: stacks and stacks of Bibles, notepads, and workbooks. It was the stash of supplies used by a friend and co-worker to lead a class for new and growing believers. My friend cared so much for her students, she had taken great pains to ensure that they had everything they would need to have a good start in their faith walk. No excuses could keep them from studying their lessons.
Our Heavenly Father cares for us, too. And He has provided the Body of Christ with a multitude of giftings – not so that we can crow about how awesome we are, but so we can equip one another with the tools we need to live a victorious life!
Seek Him today. Ask Him to show you where to get your “equipment” and where you need to be equipping others. He hasn’t left us short-handed. He has made sure we are well supplied to do His work and succeed in our calling.