Colossians 1:9-10 New Living Translation
“So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.”
If I am filled with the knowledge of God, then it stands to reason I will walk worthy of His calling. We are all called to play a part in His Kingdom. We are all given gifts, skills and talents that can be used to encourage and edify the body of Christ. However, if we do not cultivate our relationship to Him, we will be incapable of utilizing the gifts given to us.
We cannot use our gifts if we do not know what they are. We only need to ask the Lord to reveal this to us. Some requests are answered immediately, some dwell in the land of the “not yet”. God’s timing is impeccable; perfect in every way. We must trust in Him to use us how, when and where He deems necessary, for He knows all things and is able to place you where you need to be to accomplish the most good.
If we submit to the will of God for our lives, we WILL please him and be fruitful in every good work. We tend to grow impatient as we walk down the narrow path set before us. The Lord can show us how to be patient in any situation if we allow Him to. We need to come to the place where our trust and faith feed our actions so that we make wise, godly decisions. There is always a right and wrong way to do anything. You wouldn’t screw 2 pieces of wood together with a hammer or clean a piece of glass with steel wool. In like manner, you wouldn’t honor the Kingdom by judging or criticizing non-believers or your brethren each day. Through Godly patience and longsuffering, with joy, we can walk worthy of our God and thus be pleasing to Him. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible, published by Tyndale House.