2 Corinthians says that God is able to make all grace abound toward us so that we, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work!

Do you find yourself increasing in that ability or frustrated in your inability to abound to good works? Are there people in need around you that you yearn to help physically, financially or in some other way but you find yourself unable to help?

Let me encourage you today to do a quick check up on a few things.

1. The Lord says in verse 8 of II Cor 9 that it is grace that facilitates this process of being able to abound.  In II Timothy 2:1, Paul instructs Timothy to “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” Have you developed yourself in grace?  If not, begin to grow and develop until you become strong in grace!

2. Are you prepared to abound to those good works?  II Timothy 2:20-26 tells us that there are both vessels of honor and vessels of dishonor in the house of the Lord.  This is talking about born again people here but there are some that are not in a position where the Master can use them!  He goes on to say in verse 21 that if a man purges himself (notice the Lord is not going to do it for him, he has to do it) THEN he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified and able for the Lord to use him and THEN he will be PREPARED unto every good work!

3. Finally, in II Timothy 3:14-17, we see the Lord instructing us through the apostle Paul to continue (abide, live, function, stay with) the things that we have learned in the Word.  The Scriptures are able to make us wise unto our salvation package through faith.  All the scriptures are profitable for our doctrine, for our reproof, for our correction and for our instruction in how to function in our righteousness SO THAT we are mature, perfected and THOROUGHLY FURNISHED UNTO ALL GOOD WORKS!!!

In other words, totally and completely immerse yourself in the Word and allow Him to show you the things in your life that need to be corrected. He’ll instruct you how to function and live by the operational standards of the kingdom of God that you are now a part of since you have been recreated righteous through the blood of the Lamb.  As He shows you these reproofs, corrections and instructions, take them and purge yourself following after righteousness, faith, love and peace and keep yourself out of strife and flee youthful lusts thereby becoming prepared unto good works.  

Continue in the Word and grow in grace and let it become strong and you just watch as your ability to abound unto good works, to help people, and to live the good life which God prearranged and made ready for you to live absolutely skyrockets!!