Peter came across a lame man and told him, I will give you what I have; in the name of Jesus rise and walk. Peter was thoroughly equipped (furnished) for that work. God wants you and I equipped for whatever work that we come across. Whether it is healing the sick, casting out the devil, feeding a poor person, clothing a person, helping a homeless person, whatever work it is the love of God will equip us through the word of God. God will equip you with the anointing and money to do what He wants you to do. Don’t ever think that you are not equipped, because you are equipped God is equipping you. Start looking at what God says you do have, instead of what you don’t have.
God wants to equip you to do all of the work of the ministry, but child of God it is never going to happen until you are walking in the love of God and until you put others above your self. That’s how it starts, others have to be more important than self. Christianity is all about others not self. When I take care of others, God will take care of me. Many people say well I am not concerned about me, I’m just concerned about my kids. Who’s kids? Oh my kids, see we are back to self again. Christians are called to be a different type of people, we are called to be the love of God in the earth.
2 Corinthians 5:13-15 says, “For if we are beside ourselves it is for God; or if we are of sound mind it is for you. For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus; that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” We are supposed to be living for those that He died for which is everybody else. The love of God is on us so that we can look like our Father. He wants us to lay our lives down for others.
There are many ways you can start and begin to walk in the love of God. Start at home first. I love my wife, but did you know it easier for me to walk in the love of Christ towards someone else because I’m not with them everyday. The closer you are to a person sometimes it’s harder to walk in the love of God towards them. But if you can do it at home, you can do it anywhere.
Philippians 2:8 says, ” And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” We want to be important and we want to be somebody. We want our spouses to esteem us better than everybody and think highly of us. We think more highly of ourselves than what we should. But Jesus didn’t, Jesus humbled himself and became a bond servant. A Bond servant literally means He became a love slave. It is somebody who becomes a slave because they want to, because they love the master. Jesus became that and Paul became that.