Thursday, June 23, 2011
40 Days of PEACE: Day 10
Even the church I grew up in said it... "Every member is a minster". But how many people believe and act on this?
There is a belief that missionaries have to be trained in seminary and receive a "calling". Though I think these are both great things for career missionaries, it should not stop lay people from participating in missions. It is not an excuse to forget the calling all Christians have to minister.
God does not call the equipped, but equips the called. We are all created for ministry (Eph 2:10), saved for ministry, (2 Tim 1:9), called to ministry (1 Peter 2:9-10), authorized for ministry (Matt 28-18-20), commanded to minister (Matt 20:26-28), prepared for ministry (Eoh 4:11-12), needed for ministry (1 Cor 12:27, and accountable for and rewarded according to our ministry (Col 3:23-24). (page 46)
So let's get going... this world may seem big and scary... but my fear (in reverence) of the Lord is much bigger than anything this world can offer.