1 Corinthians 9:1-2
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord? 2 If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.NASB95
Woke up at 4:30 just on fire for what the Lord has for me this morning and I was not disappointed. I read a couple of devotions, but it was Oswald Chambers that grabbed me today and sent me to 1 Corinthians 9.
Am I not free?
Yes I am
Am I not an apostle? Yes I am (1 a delegate, messenger, one sent forth with orders. )
Have I not seen Jesus our Lord?
Yes I have in many ways in different people and through some of my dearest friends.
Are you not my work in the Lord?
Always … constantly and forever.
If to others I am not an apostle, (that is okay because I don’t need approval of man) at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
Oswald Chambers writes “My worth to God in public is what I am in private ……………… It is not the act of spiritual experience that leads to failure, but our lack of laboring to keep the ideal right
1 Corinthians 9:27
I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.NLT
The last thing I want to be is disqualified.
As I move forward in this walk and certain men have told me this …. I am a teacher. I carry a bigger responsibility and I will be held more accountable. As of late more and more men are calling me and looking to me for prayer and advice. It is a good place to be in. The enemy wants to tell me ….. If they really knew you they wouldn’t call you. So now more than ever I need to be in prayer. If I have the responsibility of speaking into one man’s life and Holy Spirit changes him. That is as powerful as speaking to 1000 men
Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly.NLT
It has been a good morning