Some of you are probably thinking… either this isn't about me and doesn't apply to me... or if it does... does that mean I have to apply to work for a little village church, wear knitted vests and talk to elderly ladies all day. I mean elderly ladies are pretty good conversation mates but have no fear, being named a minister of God does not mean you have to knit yourself a vest.
Wherever you go, whatever you do in life God has a plan and a purpose for you. It’s bigger than anything the world could ever offer you, more important than any job title and more precious than any salary you could be given.
His call over your life is to minister to the people around you, to go and make disciples. If you know Jesus you are on mission for him, a minister, a representative for him in your workplace, on campus, in your home. It’s an honour and a privilege, and one that we have to continually remind ourselves of.
One of my biggest joys as a student worker is seeing students grasp this and take hold of the authority that they have in Christ. As they do that and start to share their faith with confidence, they see lives around them transform. It's beautiful. I don't think anyone will forget the first time they share their faith and someone responds to the gospel, or they pray and someone gets healed or set free. It's the best thing ever.
Ministering to people in this season looks very different, but there is an invitation from God in every season to be on mission and do his work. Why don’t you spend some time praying and see whether God gives you some insight into how you can outwork that this week.
We invite you to join us as we journey slowly and prayerfully through Isaiah 61 - line by line over forty days.