Tuesday, November 6, 2018

MINISTRY

Today’s Reading: Numbers 4

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

 

In this replica of the Tabernacle of Moses, the High Priest worships in the Holy Place, just outside of the Holy of Holies.

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Key Verse: Numbers 4:49

According to the commandment of the Lord they were numbered by the hand of Moses, each according to his service and according to his task; thus were they numbered by him, as the Lord commanded Moses.

 

God has a job for everyone, the willing workers, and even those who are willing to let the self-starters with drive do it all. Sharing our time, our energies, and our resources with others in God’s work is absolutely essential. God, in His wisdom, wants each individual to serve, functioning as a member of the team, so that the burden is not carried by the few but by the many. The Tabernacle was the forerunner to the Church. In the Church, God calls people to serve (see Ephesians 4:11-16). Paul tells us about the leadership in the Church and also gives the reasons why we need those who are gifted by God in ministry. Check out also 1 Corinthians 12:28-31. None of us are left out. I particularly like God’s appointment of “Helps.”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord Jesus, show me that to which You have appointed me for this time of my life. I know that spending time daily with You and Your Word are definitely part of my appointment. Please show me what else You have for me today. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I was about to turn 17 when I knew God was calling me into ministry. God did not give me any details. I thought about the word “ministry” and realized that it meant that I was simply to be a servant and to serve wherever and whenever the opportunity arose. It could be in the form of a request from others, or it could be at God’s initiative. It could be as a result of my own initiative as well. My job was to get busy. I’ve often come across people who are waiting for God to open doors. That’s never been my problem. I’ve seen open doors everywhere. I believe that every street corner is a ministry location. I don’t need to wait for a formal call to Pastor a Church, for example. On a Monday morning at 4 a.m. I committed to this blog. I’m not computer savvy, but I knew I could learn. Four months later, 100words.ca showed up. I’ve read replies to my blog already this morning. Thanks for encouraging me to continue. My job is not to answer questions, for that’s where God has put the ministry gifts in the local Church. Someone has that job and God has gifted that person to be a help.

Yours for all of us finding the job God has for each one of us,

David

16 thoughts on “Tuesday, November 6, 2018

  1. Amen to David’s prayer–ever standing. Amen to his message–ever faithful. We lean on You, our Lord, and Saviour–for strength to carry on as Your messengers on earth. Blessings fellow saints in the Lord.

    But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 NIV

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  2. He is so worthy of our praise! Thank You, Lord. Thank you, Beverley for the worship song & family for keeping David’s blog going.

  3. Praise the Lord O my soulL with all that is in me I praise His Holy. Name. David’s prayer is mine this morning, I just want to do the Lord”s will. Thanks you Beverlee and Doreen for your words this morning.
    Praying that The Lord would give those who need healing a special touch today. Whether it is in the body or the soul.. Blessings to all Eleanor M.
    Watch out for the high winds in Ontario. 🙏

  4. I’m one of 3 deacons in a tiny country church.I’m nearly 68;the other 2 in their early 80’s.Until our senior deacon passed 2 years ago,a do-everthing-deacon (also our clerk) we did not know where the different officers’ responsibilities were.Our pastor is supposed to train us but is dragging his feet.I turned down the deaconship 3 yr ago when offered to me,feeling woefully unqualified…until last year I realized there is no one else (yet) who can fill this duty,but also I am waiting on the Lord to equip me for this duty.We are Baptists so we follow the bible but each ‘church’ is autonomous.So I (and we) are waiting on the Lord.
    I felt our church would be a good example of today’s reading (not ‘if’ but) when I can report back how Jesus showed us His will.I also just realized,as a congregation we have to pray more for His guidance.
    Yall have a great day.Blessings

    The World Forgot

    The world forgot what is right
    For we were supposed to teach them,
    By sharing with them the light
    But we could not reach them.

    Not long ago we ‘were’ them
    Until we found the light He gives;
    The One the world would condemn,
    Who died to show He lives.

    They don’t want to know our ways
    For they think their ways suit them best,
    But we know how it dismays
    When one begins the quest.

    We must begin to reach out
    Or we may loose them all to sin,
    So we must defeat the doubt,
    To plant the seed within.

    Using words at their command
    Will allow His word to embed,
    Thus they can then understand
    How He rose from the dead.
    GW(Bill) Marshall/26 July, 2015

  5. David’s posting is so realistic and speaks to me this morning as at present I am a quiet listener except for giving a testimony in the church I attend but had three ministries in the former one. I am glad I am a part of this blog family. Hydro has just returned now here so am late. Thank you for all the postings this morning. God bless you.

  6. :Lord. thank You that your word tells me that ,,,, “You lead me on paths of righteousness for Your Name’s sake. and that I should trust in Your with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding but acknowledge You in all my waays and You will direct my path”. I desire to lean on You Lord and trust in You daily knowing that as I depend on You, You will not lead me astray. Thank You, Lord! Amen!

  7. Blessings to all.
    William I so enjoy your words…praying for all our leaders….please pray for healing for Sherrie; that the Lord will completely heal her body of cancer; also Janet; I pray the Lord would move them to do exercise, not to give up;

    praying the Lord send me a good room mate; someone who needs a room, bath, own entrance, perhaps works in a hotel and eats meals at work,had people like this for years, very nice people,need to do this again in Jesus Name I Pray amen

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