It’s been a while since I have written a blog. A lot has happened since the last one. The world is deteriorating in a hurry. Riots, terrorism, police shooting, Brexit and much much more.
As these things are unfolding I can’t help but think: What can I do about this ? What can I do to contribute to the advancement of the Kingdom of God in my lifetime, in my circle. What is my purpose ?
You and I were not saved out of the darkness of the world simply to make it to heaven. We are here to make a difference on our way there. Too often we are simply satisfied to hold on and do very little until we get there.
I cannot sustain that attitude any longer. There is a fire building in my heart. I hope there is in you too. It is the fire of urgency. At the same time a confidence in rising up in me that calls to me telling me I am equipped to face the challenges around me.
I have read Isaiah 61 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon because he has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the acceptable year of Lord.”
This was how Jesus began his ministry. The Holy Spirit led him into the wilderness to have him tempted by the enemy but then led him home. There he announced the start of him ministry and the essence of it.
That same ministry has been conferred on all of us. The anointing is weighing very heavy on my heart these days. The anointing of course is the presence of the Spirit in me and in you and he tells me “ I can do all of these things In Christ and bring relief to the lost and hurting .
Every day the desire to do this grows . The other areas of my life are growing anemic dull and uninteresting. The only things that excites me is to walk in the power of that Spirit and do what Jesus did.
I believe the same is taking place in the hearts of many believers. We are living in the age of the mobilization of the church . In spite of ourselves we will be empowered and sent out. Fear and doubt will be removed. Love will prevail and we will be compelled to go out.
Time is short and the church is the Lord’s only means through which to fulfill his ministry. I look forward to participating. I pray that you are too
Here I am Lord send me.