Good day to everyone! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Today like all other days we are defining ourselves with God's definition of last.M
Mark 9v35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.
For us to be raised up and to be used by our Savior we have to accept we are nothing before He makes us everything. In our natural selves we can not please God, it is only through Jesus Christ are we made into His holy image through faith in Him as our Savior can we be saved. Only through us knowing we need Him and we are the least of the apostles can we be used for His glory and given grace that has a huge effect on us. Like Paul says, "I am the least of the apostles and do not deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God and because He knew He was nothing,is the only way the grace of God had a huge effect on Him. The grace of God changed Him and was working through Him harder than all of the apostles because He was the least. It is by God's grace through Jesus Christ that Paul was who God made Him. The I am all you need to be is all you are because of the grace of God. We receive all the spiritual blessings we receive because of the grace of God which is through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, not by anything we do, but only by Faith in Him, can He work in us. (Ephesians 1v3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.) Do we live as though the grace of God is living in us because we know we are the last or the least of all sinners. In God's eyes we all sin but through His grace we are saved, sanctified and justified. We are no longer condemned we are saved. Do we live as if we know His power of love that lives in us? Do we have revelations from Him everyday that allows us to know Him better? Do we know by receiving His grace the incomparably great power for us who believe? If we have not got to the point we have denied ourselves to know we are last, He will never raise us to be used as His first fruits to be used for His glory. It is by His fruits we are made through the Holy Spirit that we are marked a sealed guaranteeing our inheritance for His praise and His glory. Have we become the servant for all people that He brings into our lives? Is He using us because we are last and it is Him that has made us first, to be used for His glory and for His purpose? Read Mark 9 and Ephesians 1) I love everyone with the love God gives me for you!