Acts 21:3 – Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden.
Please take a moment to read the passages from our Manna for Today. As you do, you will find that Father has ordained good works for your accomplishment. Each accomplishment has a place for its unveiling. The places of unveiling for the kingdom of God are not points of geography, a named city, or some landmark location. The places for the unveiling of God are people. Jesus suffered, died, and was raised from the dead once, for all. Whosoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost. The church is not a building, but the people of God.
All that being truly stated, the question arises, to whom have you been sent? It’s not so important that one be sent to multitudes, but that one discovers the one, the few, or the multitude to which one is sent. Some of the greatest ministers ever known were sent to multitudes; potentially millions. But who was the person who led that great minister to the Lord? Who led Charles Finney to Christ? Or D.L. Moody? Or Oral Roberts? Or Kenneth Hagin? Or T.L. Osborne? Or Reinhardt Bonnke? Once again, it’s not how many places at which you can unload your spiritual giftings, your anointings, or your abilities, but whether or not you unload them at places designated by the Lord; places designated as the good works in which you have been ordained to walk.
In leadership training, I often make the following challenge, especially if I’m speaking to some kind of athletic team. I tell them that if every player on the team does precisely what he is supposed to do, when he is supposed to do it, that such a team of players would never be defeated. The closer each team member comes to meeting that objective, the closer that team will come to being undefeated. We really need to understand that our work for the kingdom of God in pleasing the Lord is in NO WAY a competition among ourselves. It’s not about you being better than me, or me being better than someone else. It’s all about each of us living to the fullest, a life of faith, walking in the love of God, all the while abiding in the calling to which we have been called. So, allow me to ask. Do you know your port(s) of call for which you have been tasked by the Lord to offload? If you do, stay on course. If not, study the Scriptures, follow those who through faith and patience have obtained the promises, and honor the Lord in all you do.
Manna for Today – Acts 21:1-16; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 2:10; John 3:16-17; Hebrews 10:10; Romans 10:13