Saturday, September 8, 2012

Find why God put you here and then DO IT!

"Too many Christians allow what they cannot do to get in the way of what they can do. Life in the Spirit is all about taking the next step, no matter how small it may seem at the time. God does not stipulate what size the step is going to be; He just encourages us to keep on walking towards Him."


In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well....Romans 12:6 (NLT)

If you are not a platform preacher, don't let that stop you teaching neighbours about Jesus in your home or their homes. 

Much of the preaching of Jesus Himself was not from a platform or a pulpit. The great sermons of Jesus in the Gospel of John are actually not formal sermons at all but extended spontaneous teaching arising out of interaction with His disciples, with His hearers and even with His persecutors and enemies. 

If you do not have the ability to administer, lead, manage and shepherd a congregation, you can still preach in many ways, including blogging and emailing, which is what I do. 

If you do not have the ability to sing on a stage in church, you can still sing to God in the shower or the car or in a park.

If you don’t have the confidence to minister to adults but you love children, you can be fruitful in a vitally important ministry to children. This is not second best as some people suppose but it is front line ministry of the most important kind. 

PLEASE never speak or even think of children as “the church of tomorrow.” The church of Jesus Christ is the community of all believers NOW, including believers of ALL ages. Children can often exercise active miracle working faith better than many adults who have been Christians for years.

I have a dear friend who does not seek a high position in a church but she takes humble jobs like looking after babies and young children. She once cast a demon out of a baby which was behaving violently. After that, the baby was quiet and normal and continued to be normally peaceful.

Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.  

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:9-10 (NLT)

Find what you can do very well and then DO IT!

God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, then prophesy whenever you can—as often as your faith is strong enough to receive a message from God. Romans 12:6 (TLB) 

If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Romans 12:8 (NLT)

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