The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach.
The biblical writer, Luke, wrote his Gospel (“the former account”), telling us of all Jesus began to do and teach. Then Luke wrote the book of Acts to tell us what Jesus continued to do and teach through His people by His Spirit. The Lord Jesus indwells His people by His Spirit, working and speaking through them.
Each of us is different—utterly unique. There’s no other person on earth like you, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be! Of the billions of people on the world’s stage from Creation to the return of Christ, only one person is like you—and it’s you. Jesus wants to use your strengths and weaknesses, your idiosyncrasies and quirks, your gifts and talents, your abilities and disabilities.
We are uniquely created by God to serve Him, and we should never bemoan the way we are. Let Him have control over every part of your life and ask Him to work through you to His glory today!
“Good works” are those that have their origin in Jesus Christ—whose activity is released through your body, presented to Him as a living sacrifice by a faith that expresses total dependence.
Major Ian Thomas