GOD IS EQUIPPING AND WORKING IN ME


GOD IS EQUIPPING AND WORKING IN ME

Pastor Diane 

Hebrews 13:20-21 (AMP) Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament), 21 Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages). Amen (so be it).

Today, I would like to encourage you with a scripture.  Hebrews 13:20-21 says that it is because of our Great Shepherd, Jesus Christ, and His amazing sacrifice on the cross (His broken body, shed blood, and resurrection from the dead) that we now have peace with the God of Peace.

And then verse 21 says that He is also the One Who equips us for every good work.  He equips us to live the Christian life.  He is the One Who knows what we need for our daily lives, wherever we are and whatever we are doing, and He gives us everything we need for the task.  He fills us with His precious Holy Spirit so that we can do “all things through Him Who strengthens us,” as it says in Philippians 4:13.

Let us look again at verse 21.  Not only does He equip us, He works in us “that which is pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ.”  He is continually working in us to produce the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  He is continually working to make us more Christ-like, so the world can see His light in us.

Today, you can rest in His faithfulness to equip you and work in you!

Confession:  Today, I am equipped with everything I need to do what God has called me to do.  Today, God is also working in me to make me everything that I need to be to bring God glory.  I can rest in knowing that He is faithful to His Word.

Today’s Bible Reading

Jeremiah 16:16 – 18:23

1 Thessalonians 4 – 5:3

Psalms 81

Proverbs 25:6-8

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Jeremiah 23:9-40, Jeremiah 24, Jeremiah 25:1-14

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 1 Thessalonians 4

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Proverbs 24:23-34

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Jeremiah 23:9-40, Jeremiah 24, Jeremiah 25:1-14

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 1 Thessalonians 4

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Proverbs 24:23-34