Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (KJV); And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Paul, by his own admission, was not an excellent speaker. In 2 Corinthians 11:6 (NIV), he says, “I may indeed be untrained as a speaker but, I do have knowledge.” He did not have the power of prose to stand on as an attraction to men.
Sometimes, we assume that someone’s impressive oratory ability is what makes them a great minister of the gospel, that he who rhymes best knows best.
As such, there are ministers who have invested greatly in how to impress with words. Some have gone so far as to ensure that their sermons are presented like a well-organised essay with an introduction, a body and a conclusion.
While being a great speaker is a good thing, you must understand that God has not called us to be great talkers, He has called us to be great demonstrators of His power and His Spirit.
In 1 Corinthians 4:20 (NIV), the Bible reveals to us that the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.
The gospel is not for our intellectual entertainment, it is for our spiritual edification.
As a minister of the gospel, you must always remember that you teach most with what you do and not merely by what you say. The faith of those to whom we minister should not stand on how well we speak but on the power of God as we demonstrate it.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 4:20 (NIV), 2 Corinthians 11:6 (NIV)
GOLDEN NUGGET: God has not called us to be great talkers, He has called us to be great demonstrators of His power and His Spirit. The gospel is not for our intellectual entertainment, it is for our spiritual edification.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I thank You because the kingdom in which I was translated is a kingdom of power and of great wonders. I am a demonstrator of the Spirit of God. I heal the sick, I give sight to the blind and cause the lame to walk, to the glory of Your name, Amen.