By Dr Adeyemi Agbelusi
”All of you together are Christ’s body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27).
Today we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, 50 days from Easter for the Church and Shavuot, which is 50 days from the feast of first fruits for the Jews. For both of us, it is the celebration of the giving of the Holy Spirit and the Law of God at Sinai in the Old and New covenant.
The Giving of the Spirit is to empower and send out the people of God into the harvest to gather all the souls that are in the field of the world unto salvation. The ingathering of 3000 souls on this day began the mission of the Church to the world.
Your service is essential to the body of Christ. Each of us has a role to play, and every role is important. There is no small service to God; it all matters.
No ministry in the church is insignificant. Some are visible, while some are hidden and work behind the scenes, but all are valuable. Small or hidden ministries often make the biggest difference. There is no correlation between size and significance. Every ministry matters because we are all dependent on each other to function.
Today thousands of local churches are dying because of Christians who are unwilling to serve. They sit on the sidelines as spectators, and the body suffers. The Holy Spirit was poured out upon all the Church without any discrimination, all people were anointed and sent out to preach the gospel and draw all nations into the kingdom. There is no respect of any persons with God, we all have to do our part to live in the power of the spirit and fulfil the purpose of God.
God calls you to a service far beyond anything you could ever imagine. He created YOU for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for you to do (see Ephesians 2:10). Whenever you serve others, you are actually serving God.
Why is it difficult to fulfill your God-given calling without other believers around you?
The size of your ministry doesn’t reflect the importance of your ministry. Do you find that idea easy or difficult to accept? Why?
How have you seen God using seemingly insignificant ministry to make a difference in your life or the life of someone you know?
Prayer: Lord, draw my heart to keep your laws and to pursue holiness and empower me by your Holy Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory, in Jesus name. Amen
©️ Adeyemi Agbelusi