Have you ever planned an event? It all starts with someone conceiving an idea, then you locate and book a facility, find caterers, entertainment, speakers, the list is endless but my point here is, it takes a whole lot of time and a whole lot of people and a lot of hard work to pull it off. It’s not easy, but when it’s all over, so rewarding to see the fruit of your labor. Now imagine if you will, what would that event look like if someone didn’t do their part? What if those assigned to decorate were ill prepared, arrived with half the items needed? What if the musicians left their instruments at home? The event would still go on but it would reflect poorly on the facilitator, wouldn’t it.
God has planned a wedding for his son and has given us each a part to do, make disciples, so that the bride will be a perfect match for his son. Doing what Jesus did, loving like Jesus did, giving like Jesus did, focused on the Father, listening and learning, doing what He says to do, going where He says to go. Sometimes we lose sight of why we are where we are; in service to the King. We weren’t asked to cram our religious beliefs down peoples throats, we were asked to follow Jesus and in following him, He draws all men to himself. What attracted people to Jesus? Love.
Have you ever loved so much that people were drawn to you? Have you ever purposed in your heart to do as much good as you possibly could? Have you spent so much time in the Word, worship and fellowship with God that you glow? Do the people you surround yourself with want to be like you? Are you pointing them to Jesus, our groom? It’s easy to love those who love us but how about those who don’t? Do you love them? Do you serve them? Do you point them to God without words but deeds?
I ran across a short prophetic word given by Dick Mills on January 28th, 1999 that I had tucked away in my old bible. It goes like this:
Promise: Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14
Prophecy of Exhortation: You are being groomed, conditioned and prepared for a special time in God’s calendar. It’s more than 14 minutes of fame, it’s a long preparation for a short, quick work. (Romans 9:28) It’s been a long time getting here but now the ‘getting ready’ time is just about over. You’re coming into an arena for which you have been preparing for, for a long time. Who knows if you have come to this place for such a time as this?
You’ve always known you were picked out for selective activities. It’s not a feeling of superiority nor an elitism. The facts are, “You have ben chosen for a special function by the Lord above.” He’s planning His supernatural power to be distributed worldwide; You’re chosen to be one of His recipients.
He’s stirring up His gifts, getting you ready for supernatural happenings in the earth. Compelling phenomena will be evidenced. Multitudes will behold the power of God and be converted to Christ as a result. This is your year, your time, your season and your day.
Potential: Mark 14:20 They went forth, the Lord working with them with supernatural signs following them everywhere they went.
So today, dress yourself in love and go out into the mission field God’s given you. Look for opportunities to serve, encourage, heal and care for, not the easy ones, but for those who are lost.