Yesterday I prepared an article for submission, then went back to an old file to grab information for the cover letter. God is so good to remind us of Himself. Conviction fell as I read this paragraph:
My beliefs about the Bible:
"My life and acts of service are a result of Christ’s working, not my own. I firmly believe that the Word of God, together with the working of His Spirit, is sufficient for my needs. This Word of God is useful for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness to fully equip each believer for the good works God has prepared (II Timothy 3:16-17, Ephesians 2:10). I believe it is the Word of Truth (II Timothy 2:15, John 17:17), that it is quick, powerful, and useful for discerning our thoughts and intents (Hebrews 4:12). God’s Word is an offensive weapon against spiritual deceit (Ephesians 6:17), and it keeps us from offending our Father (Psalm 119:11). The Bible is accurate, infallible and eternal. The proper use of God’s Word builds up His Body and accomplishes His will and purpose (Isaiah 55:11)."
Only God. Only God can take these things we do, these things we say, and turn the spotlight on Himself. As we continue in ministry--in life--may it that our lives and acts of service continually reflect Jesus Christ Himself.