Friday, April 8, 2016

Doing God's Work

Doing God's Work by Keith Cook

"and he began to speak out boldly in the synagogue. But when Pricilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately" Acts 18:26 NASB

Ministries, churches, companies, and even families can go through times of great change.  Long and faithful workers leave or go off and do things that seem wrong or out of character for a true servant of Jesus.

What are we to do in those times?

I have seen great Christian workers get in financial binds and frantically need to make more money go off with wild and crazy plans to get out of debt overnight.

Others have quit one fruitful ministry or job and run off to do a new ministry because they think they have heard from God. Their emotions or lack of discipline has clouded their hearing the voice of God.

Hearing from God and speaking on behalf of God is a tremendous responsibility. In the Old Testament if someone said they heard from God about something and later it was a mistake they were stoned. Be careful giving God credit for some of your harebrained ideas. He may not want any - especially if it was not really Him!

When God has called you to full time service you need to give your all to that service and not halfheartedly volunteer to do the Lord's work. There are to be no volunteers in God's service - there are only to be faithful servants. Never settle for doing a ministry that anyone can do. Make sure you are doing that one thing that God has called only you to do!

There is a great struggle in every man and woman to help God out and take charge of ones life and just handle it. But God wants us to let Him handle it. He wants to handle your funds, your family, and your faithful commitment to serve Him.

The famous missionary pioneer to Africa, C. T. Studd, is a favorite of mine. He has spoken volumes into my life by way of his biography. While rereading one of the early accounts of his life and ministry I ran across the following that he advised all his candidates for ministry. I believe it applies even more today.

"I don't tell these fellows to volunteer, I tell them to surrender to God and to go away rejoicing in Him, and He will in His own way make all plain."

He went on to say that:

1. If you don't desire to meet the Devil during the day, meet Jesus before dawn.

2. If you don't want the Devil to hit you, hit him first, and hit him with all your might, so that he may be too crippled to hit back. 'Preach the Word' is the rod the Devil fears and hates.

3. If you don't want to fall - walk, and walk straight and walk fast!

4. Three of the Devil's dogs with which he hunts us are:
-Swelled head

Though long transferred from this life to the next, he had great wisdom. In order to do God's work - God's way - you must start and remain faithful to trusting Him and listening to only Him. He will provide. He will guide. Do not panic, run, retreat, be afraid, quit, or give up. Now is not the time to loose one faithful evangelistic servant in God's army.

Daily Prayer Focus: Answer the following questions:

What has God called you to do in the past?

What progress has He made in bringing it to past?

What has hindered the Lord from moving you into that ministry?

What can you do to get back to where God wants you to be without doubting His plan or striving to make it happen in the natural or flesh?

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