September 24 You Are a Minister

Scripture Reading: Zechariah 4:5–7

Key Verse: Colossians 1:27

To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

He had been a Christian for ten years and often prayed for God to allow him to work for a Christian organization. However, as the years went by, God provided no change in his line of work. Eventually he began to wonder, How can God use me in a place like this?

Too often we look at those who work for churches and ministries and think what they are doing is the most important work for the kingdom of God. It is important, but so is what you are doing right where you are. Only you can accomplish what God has given you to do. Working in a Christian organization is no more sacred than working in a factory or department store as long as your motive is to honor God.

You may work with someone who is trapped in sin. You don’t know it, but he feels helpless and longs for a way out. Because you know the Way, you also know the person who can break through his darkness with the light of eternal hope.

You are a minister of the gospel right where God has planted you. Praise Him for giving you this opportunity, and make every effort to take advantage of it. You are His only hope to a lost and dying world (Col. 1:27).

Almighty God, thank You for the opportunity to be a minister. Show me how to take advantage of it. Use me today—right where I am![1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 279). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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