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June 20th, 2011

Ministry is Spelled “W-O-R-K”

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Written by: Gene

I remember when I was at Rhema, Pastor would always say that Ministry is spelled “W-O-R-K”. I have been very diligent to stick to that ever since my graduation from RBTC 10 years ago. If there is one thing that I know, good things may come to those who wait, but greatness comes from obeying God.

Matthew 25:14-30 tells us about Jesus’ parable of the Talents. In that parable, Jesus gave us insight into what we are expected to do with the abilities that the Father gives us. Abilities that we are born with, and experiences and lessons that came from our journey through life. Don’t sit on it, but use it. Don’t use it for your own benefit, but use it for the Kingdom of God.

In this modern, more advanced, enlightened society that we live in… Yeah right, we as humans haven’t changed a bit, because sin is still sin, disobedience is still disobedience, and as long as we think that we have the answers in ourselves, we will be lied to and deceived, and lead away from God.

Anyway, we have replaced God’s Compassion and turned it into a den of thieves once again. We have breed a society of victim wanna-be’s who are in actually just lazy children. Christians have replaced God as their provider, for a government check, and wonder why His power has not worked in their lives.

Yes we are told to take care of the widows and orphans…

47 You not only followed their ways and copied their detestable practices, but in all your ways you soon became more depraved than they. 48 As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done.

49 “‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.

Here is a concept for you that we as christians need to consider. Even when we are in need of something, we also are fully capable to still, at the same time, help others.

Ephesians 4:28 says, “Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.”

When you are in need, keep your full focus on Jesus and His power to save you. If you need benevolence, then go for it when it is available, but do not ever allow it to keep you in that position. Work with what you do have to extend that benevolence to others. You are never too far down, that you cannot be a blessing to someone else.

Jesus showed us His perfect love in that while we were still sinners, He died for us. We repay that love by loving others, and to withhold our abilities from others because we want to live as victims, is to refuse to repay that love back.

About the Author

A husband to an awesome wife, father to 3 beautiful girls, step-father to a beautiful girl and smart son. Preacher, Designer and best of all a Servant to a loving and gracious God.

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