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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘…Our sufficiency is from God.’ 2 Corinthians 3:5 NKJV
God will never give you an assignment that does not require His involvement. He calls us: ‘…Not according to our works [ability], but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus…’ (2 Timothy 1:9 NKJV) When God gives you a job to do, He gives you the grace to do it. But don’t expect it to be easy. God called Moses to instruct Pharaoh to let His work force leave, to go worship a God Pharaoh didn’t even believe in. He told Jonah to go to Nineveh, the most corrupt city in the world, and say to its population, ‘Repent or die!’ When He called Jeremiah to preach to a hard-edged, self-centred people who refused to listen, he cried so hard that he became known as ‘the weeping prophet’. So if you’re feeling inadequate today, without God-you are! The heroes in the Bible didn’t jump up and say, ‘No problem, I can handle that!’ But here’s the good news: God doesn’t call us to work for Him but with Him, and that guarantees your success.
You say, ‘But I don’t have the ability.’ No problem: ‘Not that we are sufficient of ourselves…our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient…’ (2 Corinthians 3:5-6 NKJV) You say, ‘But I don’t have the finances.’ No problem: ‘…God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all you need, you will abound in every good work.’ (2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV) You say, ‘But I don’t have the strength.’ No problem: ‘I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.’ (Philippians 4:13 NIV)

SoulFood: Acts 18-19, Luke 8:26-39, Ps 146, Pr 16:4-5

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