“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it,
when it is in your power to act.” Proverbs 3:27
This is why I minister the Word of God. Like all of you, I have a ministry and a message, and with that comes a responsibility to share it. In the past I have tried to be low key about promoting my ministry and message, but I have come to terms with the fact that I am not promised another day; therefore, I must be diligent now.
This scripture is my scripture header for this month in my Prayer Closet’s section, “Ears that Hear”. I’ve never before viewed this scripture in this light. In the past I’ve looked at it as a directive to be helpful in life or at work. Tonight in my prayer time, the Lord showed me how this applies to my ministry.
Sometimes we hold back the things of God in our relationships, and for various reasons. We don’t want to impose or risk making someone uncomfortable. Instead we should look at our message and ministry as a must-have for everyone else. II Corinthians 5:18-21 Says this…
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
We’ve all been given the same message and ministry, but because of our individual personalities, background, experiences and spiritual giftings, the message and ministry of reconciliation is uniquely ministered by each one of us. Upward to 300,000 people died today and will tomorrow also, and I think they deserve to know about Jesus, to learn how to depend upon Him, serve Him, praise Him, and be blessed by Him. However my ministry message comes across, I must not withhold it.
This is why I speak, teach, and write.
In what format is your ministry and message?