Prepared for Enable Ministry by George Hutchison.
What I’ve mainly learned at enable is to think outside the box. At Enable, worship is more participatory. Everybody leads worship and persons with disabilities are free to worship in their own way. I’ve also learned God’s Kingdom is inclusive, even to the least of these and God blesses everyone with a diverse range of spiritual gifts. I’ve also learned at Enable which can’t be learned anywhere else is that God embraced diversity in expression of faith and worship. We’ve been given a chance to express and develop our own spiritual gifts and use them to advance the Kingdom of God and be a witness and a testimony for Christ which they otherwise would not get a chance to do so.
The spiritual principles I learned can be defined best by 1 Cor 1: 25-31:
For the foolishness of God is greater than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength. Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things in the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things in the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things and the things that are not to nullify the things that are so that no-one may boast before Him. It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God, that is our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written, “Let him who boast, boast in the Lord.
Also in Matt 25: 40 “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine you did for me.” As well, there is the example of the Lord multiplying the 5 barley loaves and 2 fishes to feed the 5,000 (Mark 6:8-15). God can not only use but also multiply our gifts in order to serve Him and expand His Kingdom.