"I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness--the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints...To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me." Colossians 1:25-29
The Task Has Been Mandated - Jesus called us to go into the whole world and share His message to all people. In order for us to do that we must:
1. Narrow The Task - What I mean by this is that we must look at each directive and command given by God and actually plan to do them. We need to begin to Organize and Strategize. We receive the vision from God, cast the vision to others and dream big dreams to begin to do the tasks.
2. Finish Task - Just the other day I heard of a ministry that started a bold and needed ministry only to drop it after the going got tough. Churches and Christians often jump out into ministry and service without reflection about what it will actually cost in time, commitment, and funding. When the way gets rough the tough get going while the weak start slowing. Our Lord wants us to finish the tasks He has given us. We are a vital part in what He is doing. We must do our part and we must complete the job at hand.
3. Empowered for the Task - The Kingdom of God is a supernatural Kingdom and will not be defended or strengthened by mere human means and resources. Human effort alone can not build the Kingdom of God. The Gospel will triumph over evil as spirit filled believers boldly advance Christ's cause. While social, political, and material blessing are important to our promoting the task and finishing the task, they do not equate with the God's Holy Spirit moving on us to do and complete our mission for the kingdom of God.
Our task is for this given day and our Master has the resources for the task at hand. Let us all put our hands to the plow and begin to work in God's field.
Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will enable you in your Christian walk to narrow the task, finish the task, and be empowered for the task He has for you as you seek to faithfully serve Him.
On The Go Prayer Focus: The Finances of Team as they boldly go out for Jesus Christ. Pray that all their needs will be met at home and for the projects they are working on.
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On The Go Daily Devotion for January 25, 2017
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