"That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Tim. 3:17
I was thinking this morning about just how Great our God truly is!! According to 2 Timothy, He has "thoroughly furnished" us with everything we need to do good works. We are lacking in NOTHING when it comes to our ability to serve the Lord. Then I started thinking…just what has He given each of us to make us so fully equipped? HE GAVE US HIS SON AND THE LIVING WORD OF GOD!!!
Look at 2 Timothy 3:16…”All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
God has given us ALL SCRIPTURE!! When we hide God’s Word in our hearts we will be "perfect" and prepared unto every good work. How exciting is that?!?!?
Ladies, we (speaking to myself especially here) have no excuse for NOT doing the work of God. We are prepared for it already, and quite able to do it, according to Gods Word. All it takes is taking God’s Word and applying it to our lives – I know we can do this ~~ and even more importantly, so does God!
Look what these verses tell us…ALL scripture is given by...God. He is the Giver, and the Provider, and the One who gives us the power to do His work! He never commands us to do what He does not already prepare us to do! He tells us to do good, but He also makes it easy for us to do it by giving us the "tools" and resources we need to do it. All we have to do is be willing and obedient.
We are without excuse when faced with a decision of what to do. God says we are to do good, at all times, everywhere.
One thing that will hinder our ability to do that is sin in our lives. It will effect our prayers, our walk, our talk, and our attitude. Sin will water down our effectiveness and our desire to do good. We will be much more effective, and see much more fruit in our lives if we will get the sin out. My prayer this morning was…
Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
I pray the same for each of you. Have a wonderful day Ladies!!!