God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord (1Corinthians 1:9).
PRIVILEGED BY HIS GRACE
Isn’t it amazing that you’re called of God, and are given extraordinary participation in His Gospel programme? It’s such a high and noble calling. None of us “qualified” to be a part of it, except that Christ Jesus gave us the grace and accepted us: “To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians 1:6). How wonderful this is! It’s something you ought to be eternally grateful for, because no one has the personal qualification to do anything in the Kingdom of God; it’s a glorious privilege to be called into fellowship with Him, and also carry out the ministry of reconciliation.
Remember that God is so great; He’s beyond our imagination; on our own, we couldn’t even approach Him. Think about this: the Jewish Rabbis who copied the Scriptures, had to wash or bath whenever they got to the Name of God, as a purification routine, before proceeding to write the Name. Each time they needed to write His Name, they repeated the same cleansing ritual, because they highly regarded His holiness.
But you know, it doesn’t matter how many times you deep yourself in water; that’s not what cleanses you. That’s why Jesus came to give us a new life, because it makes no difference how many drums of water you wash yourself with, it’ll never wash your spirit. And we didn’t need a washing of our spirit; we needed a washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5). That’s what Jesus accomplished for us.
Therefore, be grateful to God, for giving you responsibilities in His Kingdom; you’re privileged to be His partner in soul-winning, to be a part of His agenda in the earth. Therefore, put your best into whatever He’s called you to do. Put your best into serving Him. Serve Him with your spirit and function in love. Let love become your language, your message, way of life, and daily expression.