FAITHFUL — There are a lot of people out there proclaiming how good they are, but few who actually deliver the goods.
“Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find?” (Proverbs 20:6)
AVAILABLE — Many of us are so overcommitted we resemble a person skiing down the hill in front of an avalanche: There is no margin for error and disaster is imminent.
Are you emotionally available to God so that if He were to speak to you, you would be able to hear and respond to His gentle voice?
“He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets… And after the fire came a gentle whisper… Elijah heard it… ” (Isaiah 42:2; 1 Kings 19:12b, 13a)
INTERDEPENDENT — Some of us parallel the fierce independence of Rambo, wanting to be and do the whole show. Over the long haul however, loners don’t make it spiritually. A study of 1 Corinthians 12-14, and related passages, clearly teach and illustrate the principle of interdependence, rather than independence. The fact is that we need each other.
TEACHABLE — Tell me, as you mature and gain in stature, are you still willing to learn from the most humble of sources?
“Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to take warning.” (Ecclesiastes 4:13)
HOLY — The reality is that God uses clean vessels:
“In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” (2 Timothy 2:20, 21)
Are you one of them?