Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Task Master

When we understand our unique positioning in ministry, then we will be able to flow with power and accuracy. The Lord did not mandate us all to dance the same way, wear the same garments, and minister to the same songs. The problem is that many dance groups are copies of others that have inspired them. It's wonderful to be an encouragement to someone else, but it's another thing to covet the gift and try to duplicate it. We cannot have a form of Godliness and deny the power.

We must study the Word in regards to all aspects of ministry for us to be effective. We cannot merely go to conference after conference and run with the words that we hear. We only get true confirmation when we study it for ourselves. With so many people hosting workshops and events, there is no guarantee that the information that we receive is rightly dividing the Word. Too many are teaching opinions as the rules of ministry. When we are His sheep, we are able to discern His voice.

We do not have to wait until everything is perfect for us to step out in obedience. He trains us as we go forward in service. The tasks that He appoints will breed obedience in us when we submit to His leading. We should have a standard of excellence in our movement, garments, websites, brochures, business cards, or anything else that we use to represent the Lord's appointment. In essence, we should make it our object to master obedience to God, and He will make our paths straight.

Numbers 4:27 (NKJV)
“Aaron and his sons shall assign all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, all their tasks and all their service. And you shall appoint to them all their tasks as their duty".

1 Corinthians 3:9-11 (NKJV)
"For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."

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