I was having a conversation with someone about my future destination or where I can see myself in God’s future ministry? Well, thinking of these questions led me to recall my past. Where I was in 2001 when I accepted Christ as my personal saviour, where I am now and where I will be in God’s future ministry?
I have the record of all those people whom I talked to and tried my best to tell them about Christ’s love. Some are now a very strong believer, still in touch with them , and some are still struggling but felt the spark of Christ’s light in their lives. As Paul wrote in his first letter to Corinthians 9:22 “To the weak I became weak, so that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that I might by any means save some.” And that is not because of me but because of God and the Holy Spirit who works through you and me to enter other people's world so they may experience and know things from their point of view. Those are the best movements and always give me more strength in my life when I tell people about God.
Friends, it is not easy to reach the destination God had set or ordained for you, you will have to sail through the storms. There’ll be days when you wonder how you’re going to make it, or you just sit and pray to God saying sorry God I am not able to make it, but by God’s grace you will. Our lives' storms reveal how well we know the Lord. In hard times we discover the strength of our connection we have with God.
So, no matter where we were in the past, we came through yes, Praise the Lord, where we are in present, we will sail through in this storm too, and where we will be in our future, we will be serving God and winning the souls for His kingdom, through His Holy Spirit. So, be strong and courageous and we will sail through this storm.
Just sit in a quiet and peaceful moment and reflect in this question in your lives that where you will be in God’s future ministry? And how will you tell His good news and His love to the world? As it's not the job of collared people only but the job of all God’s called people.
May, God almighty will continue to be your strength and shield; in Jesus’ mighty (Amen)
Lots of love and blessings.
Rev Kathreen Shahbaz