Counted Faithful

Counted Faithful

And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry. – 1 Tim. 1:12.

It’s when we are faithful where we are that God opens doors for more in our lives. Our labor of love is not in vain in the Lord. He sees all that we do for His glory. He knows when we go the extra mile in our duties. We delight in going above and beyond the norm. With His spirit of excellence working in and through us, we can expect promotion.

When Paul thanks God for His enablement, he connects it with having been counted faithful. In the Bible, to be enabled means to be empowered. It’s not just being able to accomplish something in the natural; it’s doing it supernaturally by the power of God. When our focus is to remain faithful to God, we can trust His empowerment to manifest.

We represent the Lord and do all things as unto Him. He releases His power as we obey His leading. We stay committed to what He has placed in our hands. All that we do in private for Him, He rewards openly. Others might not seem to notice, appreciate, or affirm our actions; but God surely does. With divine ability, He gives us more responsibility. We can trust His faithfulness,  from glory to glory! 

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