Friday, March 7, 2008

Hear and There

Advertising alone will not launch your ministry into the Hall of Fame. When we lift up Jesus, He draws people unto Himself. Many people today use slick marketing, ministry logos, and catch phrases in an attempt to prove validity. Only what we do for Christ will last.

If we stay faithful to the calling of the Lord on our lives, He will exalt us in due season. Excellence in ministry should be a hallmark. We also have a responsibility to demonstrate truth-in-advertising. If we have a flashy image and outstanding "packaging" but are empty on the inside (not filled with the Holy Spirit), then we will not be able to stand the trials that come with ministry and servanthood.

Billboards will not keep you. Television exposure does not make you more powerful or anointed. National and International platforms can be your downfall if you are not prepared for the appointment. Promotions and titles in ministry will test your true character.

When we are truly following Christ and walking in His footsteps, then our names will be uttered and recognized as Kingdom Ambassadors. People will follow us as we follow Christ. Stay faithful to the course that God has designed for you. When we operate in the Spirit of the Lord, our works will be known throughout the land.

Luke 23:8 (NKJV)
"Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad; for he had desired for a long time to see Him, because he had heard many things about Him, and he hoped to see some miracle done by Him."

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