Friday, July 20, 2018
Theme: The Relevant Church
Topic: Growth in Ministering to Others
1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be Lord of all;
2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
The Church is the light of the world and the salt of the earth. We are in the world for the purpose of providing solutions to problems and bringing about transformation. We do these things through spiritual avenues and physical acts of intervention. Believers minister to the Body of Christ and the world at different levels. God gives us big or small responsibilities depending on our levels of maturity.
Those who have big faith and have prepared themselves through fasting and prayer are entrusted with the responsibility of dealing with bigger demonic problems. Jesus Christ who was spiritually stronger than His disciples cast out a demon, they could not deal with (Matthew 17:14-16). The disciples were not spiritually developed enough to handle the challenge at hand.
Spiritual growth qualifies us to handle bigger spiritual responsibilities. Physical growth involves developing requisite skills and acquiring equipment, technology and resources to handle greater assignments. The Word of God stipulates that one has to grow in order to handle responsibilities (Galatians 4:1-3). Until an heir grows up, he or she is a servant under tutors and governors. Those who refuse to grow are not only denied greater responsibilities but are servants under the tyranny of oppressors.
1. Pray that God will give you the wisdom to give answers to difficult questions and situations bothering people around you.
2. Pray also that God will give you the material capacity to alleviate the suffering of others.
“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)