You are commissioned - Monday Ministry


Monday Ministry is about linking up and taking Sunday into the rest of the week
Too often as the service ends and the closing hymn plays my mind has already turned to who I need to speak to or my plans for the day. Even though I make notes I rarely come back to them.
What if I'm missing what God is trying to speak into my week?
So, whether you go to Church or not if there is a word that speaks to you, a prayer that touches your heart or a hymn or song that makes your Spirit soar; I want to encourage you to join me into bringing Sunday into the rest of your week and letting it minister to you (and others) from Monday.
                                                                                   

Yesterday during our service we commissioned a dear friend and sister in Christ, as a church  we recognised and blessed her call to go and serve abroad. She was brought down the the front platform and those in her house group, her prayer group and close friends came around her to lay hands on and pray, the rest of the church stood and we all prayed for her and then were led in prayer by the pastor.

It is an amazing moment of solidarity, of standing with someone as they take a really brave step forward in answering God's call to a remote and difficult area of the world. 

I found myself thinking that each person there in that building, all that follow Christ have a call. In Matthew 28 Jesus gives all believers "The great commission" to go and make disciples of all nations and in all we do he promises to be with us. 

Paul knew the importance of this call upon his life and on the lives of others, but he also knew the importance of standing in solidarity with all those called. Throughout his letters Paul offers not only instruction but encouragement and praise. In Acts 18:23 it says that he travelled back through places he'd previously been "strengthening all the disciples" and Ephesians 1:16 says "I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers". 

Whether you are leading a group, writing a devotion, speaking to multitudes or having a coffee with one person you are part of the great commission and Jesus is with you laying hands on you in prayer, interceding for you as you step forward in answering God's call to minister to that person next door or those people in another country.

Whatever you are doing today big or small, whether or not you feel it's of any significance, know that God can use everything for the building of his kingdom if we give it to him. Today I want to pray for you that as you step out, invite someone in or communicate through technology that you are protected, that you will know God's presence and that you will be open for him to use you in anyway that he can.

Today and everyday you are commissioned to follow God's call in your life.  

Why not share either in the comments or by linking in your own blog - God's call for you, today, for the week or on your life, so that we can pray for each other as we we step out in faith and follow him.

1 comment:

  1. Tania, you touch on a very important issue here. We are all commissioned to be living representatives of Jesus Christ and to live fully for Him in whatever He calls us to do. For some that will mean direct face to face evangelism, for all it will involve being grace, salt and light wherever we are placed at home and work. A great reminder. Thank you! And thanks again for giving us the opportunity to link up with you. Blessings :) xx

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