We are all called to be pastors
Psalm 96 vs 2 – 3
“Sing to the LORD, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.”
We all have spheres or areas of interest or expertise that we dedicate a significant amount of our time to. It could be a career or a hobby, we all have things that we love to do, and some of these activities are now synonymous with our names. We spend large amounts of time doing the things we consider important.
We dedicate time to activities in order of importance. Have you ever wondered why you go to church or why you seek the Lord? Often times it’s really a matter of what we can get out of it.
We somehow believe that seeking to be Godly without being Christ-like can yield results. Many of us are religious and extremely pious but are far from God. It’s important to know that even though we have been freely given of salvation and the ability to seek Him and be in His presence, there are things that are asked of us.
It’s very easy to forget or to not think of the fact that the Lord has asked each of us to do a work on His behalf. We have all been tasked with spreading His word to the ends of the earth. We sometimes believe that the only task at hand is to be in church every week, make endless prayer requests and just wait on Him.
Yet the truth is that He has asked each of us to do a work, an important work of teaching about His person, His love and His mercy. The apostle Paul, on his famous journey to Damascus, met with a bright light that was the presence of the Lord. The remainder of the story speaks of his transformation as a person; to his eventual state of being one of the most respected persons to have furthered the spread of Christianity at great personal pain and harm to himself.
He understood what he had been asked to do and he went on to do it with all his heart. It is easy to receive the word and apply it to our personal lives, but outside of the need for us to be fed and nourished by the word, there are people in our midst aching and longing to be spoken to.
We are all called to be ministers of religion, but what tends to happen is that when the opportunity to share and minister arises, we run away from the work to be done. We firmly believe that it is for others, not us, and that we are not qualified enough to speak on these matters. Yet the truth is that we know Him in our lives, enough for us to share with those that need to hear the gospel.
It is easier to speak about our hobbies and the things we like, like the results of the match last night. From the start of the day we share of our excitement of the teams that are to play, we follow everything about our superstars to the minute detail, yet we fail at our most important task, to share about the one who saved us.
This week, make a conscious effort to share the good news with some one. Speak about what you know and what He has done for you. Take very opportunity presented for dialogue to be the minister you are called to be and remember He will assist you in your work, after all it is His work and He promised to send a helper.
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