Picking up from yesterday, remember I told you there are three levels of ministry in the body of Christ: believer’s level, church level and body of Christ level. From the sixth verse in the bible passage today, “Grace” in this context refers to the supernatural ability to function effectively with result and with fulfilment in a particular office. You don’t have the grace for everything! Each one of us must discover his or her area of grace and stay there to function.
Ministry is not just mere activities in church, it is supernatural. Ministry is God using the body of a believer to carry out His own assignments. It means that each one of us must find out and stay in the area that God wants us to be. Each believer has grace and gift (verse 6). The gift here is not talking of talent but of supernatural faculties that are given to us by the Holy Ghost. The different giftings are not determined by us but by the grace that is given to us. For instance, in the human body, the ability of the eyes to see is not chosen by the eye, it was given to it by God and is different from the ability of the ear.
Training can only make you better in your grace. It can’t make you what grace can make you. If you are not a singer by grace, you can train and do everything but you will not be a blessing. It is possible for everything that we are doing in the house of God to be done by people that are not born again. The difference, however, lies in the truth that the anointing is not on them, and they therefore lack the power of God.
PRAYER: I pray for accuracy to fit into my destined role and function gracefully there in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 1 Kings 11:1-12:19, Acts 9:1-25, Psalm 131:1-3, Proverbs 17:4-5