Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I sometimes question why God does not put me directly in ministry work. Living for Jesus is my passion, or I want it to be. I sometimes think I could do a lot of good ministering to others in some capacity as my full-time occupation.
I think I found the answer this morning in my devotions. It comes in Mark 5:18-19. It reads as follows: As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with Him. Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” (NIV)
These verses let me know that not all can be in full-time ministry. God needs many of us to go home to our own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for us, and how He has had mercy on us.
See you next time,
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I remember when those words jumped out at me, too. I realized that God wanted me serve right where I was...and not to feel that I had to be overseas to be a missionary.
Nice Blog, Arlen!
Thanks a lot for the feedback. I still pray for all of us to have
experiences where we know that God has worked in our lives. I feel we
all need experiences sort of like the BB teams in March Madness. They
work hard to achieve an outcome, and when they get there they
celebrate. Even if they do not get the top prize, they have fond
memories and may even celebrate the journey.
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