Apostle Grace Lubega
Haggai 1:9 (KJV), Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the Lord of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.
The gospel is the life of the Christian; any ambitions outside it, when weighed on the scales of divine purpose amount to nothing.
In John 15:5, our Lord said, “I am the vine and ye are the branches: He that abideth in me and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”
What you do in this life only makes sense when you are in Him.
So, invest in the gospel and your personal spiritual growth because what you do within the boundaries of the gospel is what counts.
Paul explains it this way: He says in Romans 1:1, “Paul a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God.”
The word for separated herein is “aphorizo” which means “set apart by boundary.”
He was set apart as an apostle to function entirely within the boundaries of the gospel.
You may not be a preacher like Apostle Paul or stand on the pulpit before multitudes to teach them.
But, even if you are a career person, be a career person set apart for the gospel; be a business person set apart for the gospel; be a professional set apart for the gospel.
Fix your priorities and attend to God’s house.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 12:15, 1 Corinthians 9:16
Invest in the gospel and your personal spiritual growth because what you do within the boundaries of the gospel is what counts.
PRAYER: God I thank you for the gospel; the good news by which many sons have been called to glory; the power of God unto salvation; the wisdom that brings the wisdom of this world to nothing. I honour it above all things: it is the center of my life and my priorities are fixed on it. It is my primary profession and in it, I serve with all diligence and faithfulness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.