I remember a time when I knew that I knew that God had called me to preach that Lorraine and I took an entire summer traveling from church to church all over the state visiting many different churches. We were meeting pastors and hoping to get an opportunity to bring our ministry into their church. The only thing that we walked away with for that summer was a lot less money and absolutely no invitations. I remember asking God, what is wrong with you and why did you call me and then just abandon me? I know that He answered me, but I could not accept the fact that I wasn’t doing what I was called to do because there were no invitations coming.
We went on for months and nothing. It was only about a year ago when it finally hit me that God wanted me to obey Him and wait upon Him and He would open the doors. It was then I realized that I had indeed been doing what He had called me to do, but it didn’t look like what I had dreamed up in my mind. We traveled to the Philippines several times and have seen great miracles and literally hundreds of people saved and/or delivered. We had been put into situations where God would move as we spoke with different people about the things happening in their lives. People had come to us for our counsel and it was then I realized that we had been doing what God had called us to do all along.
What does ministry look like? It looks like reaching out to the hurting and the lost one on one or in a small group. Reaching out on the social media or by phone whatever it takes to tell others about Jesus Christ. Minister with whatever you feel in your heart that will lead others to Him. God did not say you had to minister just in a church to be used by Him, He said to them, “Go into the entire world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15 If you noticed in that scripture it said nothing about inside a church. OK I get it God and I will obey.
Yes, I have learned that I need to wait upon God and He will make a way and the awesome thing is, I am OK with that. After all He does know more about it than I ever will. I will be a witness for Him in the way I live, the things I say and most of all the things I do, and I don’t have to do that in a church, just in my everyday life.
God bless you
Steve & Lorraine