Thursday, November 03, 2011

God Believes in You!

Thanks for all of you who entered in the giveaway for Teri Johnson's empowering book, Overcoming the Nevers. It was such a fun day to interact with Teri and hear her heart!
THE WINNER OF THE SIGNED COPY IS.... Daniela Castila!  (Daniela, please email your mailing address to kelli{at}ccclive{dot}org. Thanks! Congratulations!

We are going a new direction for November and December on the blog. We are going to be discussing Spiritual Gifts and Personalities. I am so excited to share this with you...I think it will have impact on your life.  So, join me the next few weeks on Mondays and Thursdays as we explore how God has created us and how He wants to use us to glorify Him and benefit others. Today is a foundational message.

Photo credit: only Alice, flickr
God gifts every believer.
“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” 1 Cor. 12:7
GOD is the giver of spiritual gifts! 
EVERY believer has at least one gift – usually more than one.  Why?  because
God believes in you.
He loves you.  He has a plan for your life.  He wants to use you.

One of the greatest blessings of my ministry at CCC is spending an hour with people after they go through the SHAPE class. During this hour, God allows and empowers me to speak truth and life into someone’s heart.  God loves and believes in us, and He wants us to know He has a purpose for our lives, no matter what we have done.  

Jesus spoke words of truth into Simon Peter while He was still on earth.  “Who do you say that I am?”
Peter exclaimed, "You are Christ!"
“Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.  And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church...’”  Matthew 16: 17 – 18

Even though Christ knew that Simon Peter would soon deny Him three times, He also knew that Peter would be the one to proclaim the Gospel on the day of Pentecost and be the rock on which His church was built.  He believed in Peter and He believes in you!

Paul goes on to emphasize this in his book to the Corinthian church. “We are Christ’s ambassadors as though God were making His appeal through us.”  2 Cor. 5:20

Wow!  We are His representatives.  We have been entrusted with the gospel of Christ because He chose us to be his ambassadors.
Isn’t it amazing that He could have accomplished His purposes all by Himself, but He chose to use us?  Every member of the body of Christ is a minister!  He has gifted us to join Him!

Do you need to hear that God believes in you? That He has gifted you to join Him in accomplishing His purposes? Please comment and let me know.

Unwrapping the gifts God has entrusted us with,



Alene said...

Love this! Amen to all. What capacity do you serve at your church? I am the Director of Volunteers at ours and I'm teaching the same lessons. I'd love any information you have to help me help others. Blessings!

Kelli Williams Wommack said...

Hi Alene! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words! Yes, I am SERVE minister at my church and one of the awesome things I get to do is to champion our volunteers. Would love to connect with you!!!

Leebird said...

You won the copy of whole!!! :) Email me at leebirdmerrill at gmail dot com and let me know what I need to know! :)