Surely you are committed to something and perhaps many things, but today check your level of commitment to The Work of Christ.
After Paul and Barnabas stopped a crowd from worshiping them becaused they healed a man, some men came in town and convinced the people to stone Paul (what a crazy outcome for healing someone and preaching a great message).
Paul did not die from the stoning, but got up went back into town, then left the next day to help people in another town and then returned to the city where he was stoned. Look at Acts 14:21-22, and check out some serious commitment to the work:
|21 After they had evangelized that town and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, to Iconium, and to Antioch,|
|22 strengthening the disciples by encouraging them to continue in the faith and by telling them, “It is necessary to pass through many troubles on our way into the kingdom of God.” |
Christians, the work of Christ is not always convenient. The work of Christ is not always a celebration. Sometimes ministry gets tough, and we can be persecuted while doing the work, just as Paul and crew were persecuted.
What will you do during your difficult days in ministry?
Will you quit and start questioning God when ministry gets tough, or will you remain faithful to our Lord, Who called us into service?
Remember what you say during to good times is easier to say than during the tough times.
Christians, make the right decision.
Pastor Kennedy (MZO)