Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 9:10-11 (KJV); And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
Years ago, a minister of the gospel was invited to preach in a rather remote and ‘unappealing’ place. This minister of the gospel declined the invitation. He said that to honour such an invitation would be a waste of the anointing.
I have solemnly and curiously observed this man over the years to understand which place he eventually deemed worthy enough to use his very precious anointing. A stadium full of dignitaries perhaps? A large congregation in a vast cathedral with all sorts of sophisticated lights and cameras trained on him? Needless to say, he has not made many strides in ministry.
If you are waiting for a large stadium and a big stage before you serve God, you surely will be waiting for a very long time.
Any minister of the gospel must have the wisdom to minister anywhere and to anyone.
This wisdom does not dictate that you minister everywhere and to everyone. It is anywhere and to anyone as long as it is God who has sent you.
Our Lord and master dined with the second-class citizens of His day. If God sends you to the farthest reaches of the earth, places far removed from civilization and the people equally removed from civility, go with no questions asked. If God sends you to those much less advantaged than yourself, whether they be the victims of extreme poverty or one form of suffering or the other, consider it a great honour that He found you worthy.
His name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 9:22, Luke 5:29-32
GOLDEN NUGGET: Any minister of the gospel must have the wisdom to minister anywhere and to anyone. This wisdom does not dictate that you minister everywhere and to everyone. It is anywhere and to anyone as long as it is God who has sent you.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. I receive it with humility. I have pledged my allegiance to You, that wherever You send me, I will go. I am ready and I am available. No place is too far. No man is undeserving of Your voice. This understanding dictates my life of ministry. In Jesus’ name, Amen.