Friday, June 10, 2011

Evaluating the resources we have

1 Corinthians 3:11 "For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ."

All our planning must revolve around the resources that we actually have. It is very unwise and can be presumptuous to embark on the scale of a project that is too large to carry out and complete at a standard that will glorify the Lord. We must not overextendthe resources we have.

The Lord has shown us that if we are faithful with what we have, He will add to us. So it is important to sit down and bring all we have and offer it in service to the Lord.
The Lord has told us in Romans 13: 8, “Owe no one anything except to love one another,”

This is a contentious point, but debt can be a real snare, and it doesn’t fall into line with being faithful with what we actually have. With this in mind, it would be safe to say that it is not wise to plan and embark on a larger scale because we have been promised gifts of funding or inputs or equipment, which are to be delivered at a later date. These may not materialise, causing us to fail in our efforts and dishonour God.

Begin by giving thanks for what our all-wise Lord has given us, and pray for wisdom for the exercise, and then begin making your list of what you do have so that you can assess them.

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