What do you drive?
“Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20
I must admit I’m one of “those guys” who feels that the vehicle I drive somehow identifies me. I know some will agree and some could care less what they drive, neither is wrong just trying to make a point.
My Dad would drive anything that ran, he would say “I don’t work for a car, a car works for me”.
Sometimes I think we should have that attitude towards the gifts and talents God has given us. We shouldn’t work for the gifts, the gifts should work for us. It’s “Christ in us, the hope of glory”, we are just along for the ride, if God’s your copilot, move over.
We sometimes get caught up in the vehicle (gifts and talents) and lose focus on the destination. It’s not about the car we drive, it is about the One who gave us the car.
In this passage in Luke 10, Jesus is reminding the disciples not to lose sight of the destination. There is still a harvest for us to reap. We shouldn’t be consumed with everyone else vehicle and lose sight of the common goal we all share, to seek out the lost and share the Good News!
Times are changing, and so are ways to minister. A good road map to follow comes from a Sunday school lesson I heard recently regarding our calling.
We have to be careful not to lose focus of;
It’s Purpose: Glorifying God
It’s Priority: Worship and obedience
It’s Message: Proclaiming the good news of salvation by grace alone,
by faith alone, through Christ alone.
It’s Ministry: to spread the gospel to the lost and bring the saints to maturity.
Evangelize, Edify, Equip, & Exalt
But we can change,
It’s Methods and means: they need to be dynamic, flexible and open to change. Providing they don’t violate the churches’ purpose, message or ministry.
Quote of the day: Just when I feel like I’m DREAMING BIG, God does something to show me that my dream is FAR TOO SMALL for the Almighty! — Mark Batterson
Verse to Memorize: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)