Journal Entry by Jenni James
S – Scripture: 1 Peter 4:11 (NKJV)
If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
O - Observation
Today as I have sat in the office at church I have mentioned how tired I am, how exhausting my last 12 months has been, how I am ready for a holiday (bring it on!!). And then I read this passage “if anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ” and it reminds me that I have let my eyes slip down from Jesus onto my own issues (again!). It reminds me that when I am weak God is strong, it reminds me that God can supply what we need and that I am to stop trying to do it all on my own. It is so easy to slip back into doing it all in my strength and not in God’s strength and in the abilities He has given to me.
A - Application
As I (we) begin the big run into Christmas, I need to stop, daily take time to be revived by sitting in the presence of the Lord, ask for His strength and remember that everything we are doing is to glorify the name of JESUS!
P - Prayer
Lord Jesus, please, fill me daily with your Holy Spirit, fill me with your love and with your strength. Please remind me that you have given me the ability to do what you have called me to do. I ask that everything I do, especially over this coming Christmas time, I do to glorify your name Jesus that more people will come to know you and accept you as their Saviour. Amen