As “Living Stones” in the building that Jesus builds, each one of us fit perfectly into a particular niche. How do we know where we fit and where we are to serve Christ and His Church? Stated as a formula, this is how we know:
Your Spiritual Gift + Your Area or Sphere of Ministry = Your Niche as a Living Stone
Why is it, when it comes to spiritual matters, that most people just don't get it? Why can't they understand the Bible and the things of God? How do we as believers get the truths of God's Word into our hearts and minds so that we experience Christ?
The prophet Isaiah's prayer was, "Lord, show us the awesome things You do in Your Presence." When God comes down, He makes known His inescapable presence. The cry of Isaiah was answered when Christ came to earth as a man. It will be answered at Jesus's coming again. Isaiah's cry was answered on the Day of Pentecost. And it is also answered in each one of us who are filled with the Spirit of God. We should expect to see God do awesome things when we are aware of His presence.
What is it that motivates us to be determined and deliberate in our Christian lives? What is the prize that God has for us at the end? What causes us to run with endurance?