There is an excitement within me tonight concerning what’s available in the future for those who will dare to go after it! The amazing fact is that God Almighty who is the creator of the universe and the over 7 billion people currently on this planet, has given you the opportunity to partner with him in impacting the world!
You might say that’s awesome where do I start!
While I was typing my last sentence my wife handed me our one year old daughter Catherine, and proceeded to the bathroom to take care of duties there with our two year old son Malachi who was just in his diaper. He was indicating to my wife he needed help.
I was reminded by God Almighty that you must start there. I mean that you are not called to reach the world until you have first reached on a continual basis, those living with you in your own home!
In the scriptures there’s a model for the sequence in which our influence should impact the world.
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Act 1:8
Notice the first place Jesus told them to minister once they received the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost was at home, Jerusalem. He wanted Jerusalem fully reached before they moved onto Judea, Samaria, then the ends of the earth.
I am a Pastor and so many pastors have the grandiose idea when they start out with their church that in 3 weeks to a month they will reach the whole world (I am exaggerating a little). Well first of all that’s not realistic, but what seems to happen along the way in their zeal to do the work of the Lord, they leave behind the work of the Lord.
If God has blessed you with a wife and children they are gifts from Him, not just your offspring. They are ground 0 for you reaching others. God did not give them to you for you to ignore (on your way to the so called top of the ministry pinnacle) but for you to impart His wisdom, guidance and most of all His love.
Really your ministry has no validity to it if your home is a mess, I don’t care how many people are coming to your church or following your ministry.
So you want to reach the world, do you? Your journey begins with those around you so it’s time to get to work!
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