Ephesians 5: 14
The Word: Ephesians 5: 14 (KJV)
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Ephesians 5: 15 – 17 (KJV)
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Think about it
Another name for Grace is opportunities.
You can position yourself for Grace, You can be prepared for opportunities.
Grace is given, Opportunities are given.
Grace is never fully deserved, opportunities are not your prerogative
Grace can have a time span, Opportunities have to utilised with an open window
Grace can be wasted, Opportunities can be lost
Grace can be multiplied, One opportunity correctly used will lead to more open doors
Grace when abused may sometimes be difficult to regain, Some opportunities are lifetime opportunities, they don’t come by very often.
When Grace has been lost due to our actions, the throne of Grace is the only solution. When opportunities have been handled carelessly, God is really the only help we can go back to.
Our text today says: Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light…. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
It is time to wake up to our God given opportunities. It is time not to be naive. It is time to understand what the will of the Lord is. It is time to take the right and necessary steps and stop procrastinating
Remember Our memory verse for January:
2 Corinthians 9: 8
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
Give him praise
Prayer focus: Father thank you for the opportunities and open doors, we give you praise
On Grace: God’s lavish Grace – Terry Virgo
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.