Saturday, September 6, 2008

By Invitation Only

If the Lord has called us to ministry, we do not have to become 'booking managers' to make things happen. What we do is not a talent show or casting call. Movement Ministry dates are not gigs. Invitations addressed to someone else do not transfer to us because we find out about them. Faithfulness in preparation will open doors without human intervention. What the Lord has called us to do, He will grant us the opportunity to accomplish.

We do not have to call people or send e-mails to ask them if we can dance during a particular program. Often, well-publicized events will result in phone calls from all types of "talent" in search of an opportunity. The Lord sees what we are doing and will place us on someone's heart should He desire for us to move at a particular time or event. Pride and self-importance will cause us to adopt the world's methods for fame and name-recognition. Let that not be said of Kingdom people.

If we have been presumptuous in inviting ourselves to dance at an occasion not assigned to us, it is time to repent. If we feel the least bit of rejection or jealousy when someone that we know and love does not invite us to minister at a particular event, we must come against the works of the flesh. If we fantasize about dancing for large crowds to the sound of thunderous applause, we need to lay on our faces and cry out to God. Trusting Him and staying faithful, even when the phone calls and invitations are scare, will prepare us for the labor ahead. When we wait on the timing of the Lord, we will experience an overflow of opportunity and many open doors.

Psalm 37:34 (NKJV)
Wait on the LORD, and keep His way, and He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

John 2:2 (NKJV)
Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.

1 Corinthians 16:9 (NKJV)
For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

Revelation 3:8 (NKJV)
“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.

1 comment:

Jocelyn Richard said...

Thank you so much for this post. I needed to read this. I know from your message that the time that you give in your blog is a true labor of love for the Body of Christ.
Thank again,
Jocelyn