7th July 2018
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills
READ: Matthew 10:5-14
"…and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts. But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium".
By the law of concentration and perfection, Jesus teaches us to concentrate on our particular area of calling. In full-time ministry, we will only find true fruitfulness when we stay within the domain assigned to us.
Jesus told the Apostles to avoid Gentiles and Samaritans and concentrate on the lost sheep of Israel.
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Matthew 10:5 -6
When you know your calling, it is your duty to concentrate your efforts on your area of calling, and you will become a better minister. People will recognize your gift in that area. This so-called gift is actually the fruit of you concentrating to perfect your calling.
Again, in the ministry, there is the law of flexibility. You must be flexible and allow God to lead you in several different directions. It is good to start out trusting Him, but you must continue to be pliable in His hands. You must not be fixated to any particular role.
Sometimes, when something is not working, it is a sign that you must change direction. The Lord sent the disciples into the different cities. Some of these missions were doomed to fail but Jesus still asked them to go. However, He also told them to pack and leave immediately if the mission did not work.
Be ready to change course. Leave all options open. Be flexible and flow until you find your life’s work!
Start your day with a blessing from the WORD!!!
STAY CONNECTED AND PROSPER.