So much of what has been called a ministry unto Jesus has now become a career obsession to climbing the corporate ladder in the kingdom of “I’m successful-look at me”. I’m ashamed to say I too fell into this trap of this make-believe world of serving self in the name of Christ.
The hope of leaving a legacy, or the guidance of building a purpose driven church, or maybe how to live my best life now are all too familiar for building a strategic development for worldly success. Therefore it’s not surprising that the question now asked in this generation is “Do you know Jesus?”. Would YOU like to make Him Lord of your life?… Hogwash!… It’s hogwash I warn you!
The real question should be “does Jesus know you?”! This isn’t one of those promiscuous relationships we have, rather it is of God extending His love and His grace upon His beloved. So as long as you act like the world, you are at enmity with God. Yes, you are a hostile creature to His Will and are yet performing great “ministry” but who will save you? You don’t know God for the very good reason – you are estranged from Him because Adam’s nature of sin is your fabric and the heart of stone hasn’t changed.
So now, you are in God’s work but lost, no feelings and your can’t feel your faith so what do you do? You have to depend on gimmicks and amusements to keep your employers (church board) believing in you, for many of them are using you like Micah from the book of Judges as the mediator for Christ, who is too real to exposing all the leadership sin as He writes on the dirt as now no one talks of Holiness – not even the pastor!
During the darkest period of my life I had no one to say “Brother, how is your faith? Is Christ alive in your life? Are you lawless and doing your own thing? Brendon do you know that if you are carrying on in your sin and ignore God’s will – Jesus will say to you, ‘depart from me you lawless one – I don’t know you!”.
So Pastors, Elders, Deacons or whatever position you hold in your institution – how is your spiritual life? Is Jesus reigning? Are you reading God’s Word? Are you speaking to God as one who speaks to his heavenly Father or a friend or is it liturgies and repeated phases like the Pharisees?
If things aren’t looking too bright… come back to God! Conquer from the position of bended knees!
For God so loved YOU! Not anyone or for anyone… Just YOU!
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