Posts Tagged ‘spiritual gifts’

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When (my calling to minister) happened, I did not rush out to consult with any human being.” (Galatians‬ ‭1‬:‭16‬ NLT)

When God called me to the ministry at 15, I told my Youth Pastor and he began training me for ministry. Some things in ministry simply require a teacher. But as I have progressed in ministry, what I’ve needed is less people telling me how to grow my church and more time letting God show me the heart of a true spiritual shepherd.

Everyone in the Christ Life is called to do ministry. While I do serve as a mentor to those beginning to develop their ministry role, the Holy Spirit is the true teacher. When we rely more on men with agendas, egos, and simple flaws, we shouldn’t be surprised when we wind up with the same problems. There must also be a dependency upon hearing God as He corrects and instructs you, leading you away from bad habits into God-inspired ones.

As you come to Church today, come ready to let God lead you into a deeper place of committed service. Listen to your pastors and teachers, they are called and equipped to help you. But let your final word of guidance be the Holy Spirit reaffirming His truths. You are destined for good works that build God’s people! Do it in His love today!

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Then I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions.” (Joel‬ ‭2‬:‭28‬ NLT)

According to the Associated Press, the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation’s military draft and warning that failure to do so is “punishable by a fine and imprisonment.” Considering that the youngest of these would be 117, nobody’s sure if even one of them is still alive!

The beauty of the “army” of God is that He uses all people to touch the lives of others, from single digit to triple digits ages alike! From places of influence to spiritual giftings, we are all capable of making eternal differences if we meet two criteria, that we are holy and are willing. If so, then the Draft Board of Heaven will make the call at any given moment, releasing us to dream a dream, have a vision, or share a word that changes lives!

As you start your weekend, start it with Heaven in mind! Watching the news headlines should instill in us all the need to be busy for the Kingdom. Live ready, for you never know when your assistance will be needed! Then join the ranks on Sunday, to be briefed by your commanders and charged by The General to storm life’s beachfronts and touch needy lives, regardless of your age! You are loved and needed today! (7/11/14)

mike@poyenassemblyofgod.org
http://facebook.com/TrekkingChrist
http://www.trekkingchrist.com

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Then I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions.” (Joel‬ ‭2‬:‭28‬ NLT)

According to the Associated Press, the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation’s military draft and warning that failure to do so is “punishable by a fine and imprisonment.” Considering that the youngest of these would be 117, nobody’s sure if even one of them is still alive!

The beauty of the “army” of God is that He uses all people to touch the lives of others, from single digit to triple digits ages alike! From places of influence to spiritual giftings, we are all capable of making eternal differences if we meet two criteria, that we are holy and are willing. If so, then the Draft Board of Heaven will make the call at any given moment, releasing us to dream a dream, have a vision, or share a word that changes lives!

As you start your weekend, start it with Heaven in mind! Watching the news headlines should instill in us all the need to be busy for the Kingdom. Live ready, for you never know when your assistance will be needed! Then join the ranks on Sunday, to be briefed by your commanders and charged by The General to storm life’s beachfronts and touch needy lives, regardless of your age! You are loved and needed today! (7/11/14)

mike@poyenassemblyofgod.org
http://facebook.com/TrekkingChrist
http://www.trekkingchrist.com

God gave these four young men an unusual aptitude for understanding every aspect of literature and wisdom. And God gave Daniel the special ability to interpret the meanings of visions and dreams.” (Daniel 1:17 NLT)

According to ESPN, on Saturday, February 15th, Renaud Lavillenie broke a 21 year old pole vaulting record, having cleared the bar comfortably at 6.16 meters (20 feet, 2.5 inches) almost to the day the pole vault great achieved 6.15 (20’2″) on Feb. 21, 1993. While I ran long distance events 100 years ago in high school, pole vaulting was NEVER my skill. Some things we can do, some we can’t.

Just as God blessed Daniel with wisdom, Esther with beauty, Sampson with strength & Solomom with a silver tongue, He gifts us as well for the jobs He needs us to do. Mary was a good Mom, Job was a good Dad & some unnamed weaver made curtains and carpets for the Temple. Everyone doing something.

Your skill set was created by God just for you! From public speaking to banana pudding making to pole vaulting, it all matters if lives are being touched. Let God use you to make a difference, just the way you are. You are loved today!

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