Category Archives: Ministry

The Charge

Acts 15:32-33 “Then Judas and Silas, both being prophets, spoke at length to the believers, encouraging and strengthening their faith. They stayed for a while, and then the believers sent them back to the church in Jerusalem with a blessing of peace.”

We will begin today’s devotional by staying with the question from yesterday. People do not get answers because they do not stay with the question for long enough. The question is, who is spiritually better because of you? Read the rest of this entry

Through Gifts

1 Cor.12:4-6 “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.  There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord.  God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.”

Today we will pick up from our final thought from yesterday’s devotional. Which is, the miraculous operates through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The gifts of the Holy Spirit can be categorised into three; Read the rest of this entry

Kingdom Minded

Mark 9:34-35 “But they didn’t answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, “Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else.”

One of the many things that separate Jesus from a lot of the leaders we know, is His servant-spirit. Over the next few days, we will be learning from this hugely profound attribute of Jesus. Read the rest of this entry

In Christ Alone

Josh 23: 11 So be very careful to love the Lord your God.”

 

The truth is that you will never find a job in which you will be one hundred percent fulfilled. Why? For the simple reason that God never intended for you to be one hundred percent fulfilled at work. Shocking, right? Read the rest of this entry

On Track

1 Tim.5:22 [GW] “Don’t be in a hurry to place your hands on anyone [to ordain him]. Don’t participate in the sin of others. Keep yourself morally pure”

 

The King James Version for 1Timothy 5:22 reads, “Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be a partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure”. The question to those who are thinking of going into a business is, is the person you are about to partner with worthy? It really does not matter if the person is your brother, or sister, or uncle, or your father. If you enter into a business deal with somebody that is unworthy, you are going to exit crying. In this life, worthiness is totally indispensable.  Sometimes, people complain that they Read the rest of this entry

His Channels II

Rom.12:6 (GW) “God in His kindness gave each of us different gifts. If your gift is speaking God’s Word, make sure what you say agrees with the faith.” [with emphasis]

 

God speaks through ministry gifts. Have you ever been in church and it is like the minister is talking to you? In fact, I have actually had cases where spouses are accusing each other of reporting to pastor. Meanwhile nobody told me anything. During one service I said, “how can you, husband and wife, be fighting over suya [spicy beef jerky]? Read the rest of this entry

Plan For It II

“Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit” 3 John 1:2.

 

Today’s scripture reference highlights three key areas God wants us to do well in. God wants you and I to prosper and we must embrace this truth. Secondly, God wants us to be in health, embrace it. And thirdly, God wants us to be spiritually sound and spiritually strong, embrace it. However, in these three areas, you must ask the three key security questions which many people shy away from. But our goal is to exit our devotion time each day stronger than we came in. I can assure you that the three key security questions will make you uncomfortable. But as you go Read the rest of this entry

Eternal Affairs

“Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone” Col.4:5-6 [emphasis added]

 

And say to Archippus, “Be sure to carry out the ministry the Lord gave youCol.4:7 [emphasis added]. For a lot of us when we see such scriptures we believe that God is speaking only to Pastors. That is far from the truth because we all have a ministry given to us by God. Everybody has a ministry. If you are a business man that is a ministry God has given you. If Read the rest of this entry