Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Farmer Dave

"Satan can duplicate the Gifts of Holy Spirit but he cannot duplicate the Fruit of Holy Spirit."-Craig Bex

For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Mark 13.22

And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
2 Corinthians 11.14-15

It seems to me that there are more people in the church today that are trying to 'prove' false christs than trying to prove the Love of Christ.  That people are trying to root out the tares (Matthew 13.36-43) instead of taking care of the wheat. I gotta admit that there have been times in the past where I thought it was my 'mission' to set straight theologies that I didn't agree with.  Sometimes, I was subtle, taking the Rabbi approach of answering a question with a question.  Other times, I was as subtle as a punch in the throat.  Because of my arrogance and lack of  Love, in most instances the only person 'convinced' was myself.

The true value of my works aint gonna be revealed until the Day when they are thrown into the fire. (1 Corinthians 3.12-13)  It is then that my real motivation will be seen, by everyone.  I am convinced that there will be works that I have 'successfully' completed that will burn as straw because I know that my motivation wasn't outta love.  I am also convinced that I will see some of my 'failures' reveal silver or gold because I was obedient and served Jesus outta Love, even though things didn't turn out the way I thought they should have.

As I step out into what Jesus is leading next in my life, it is so important to have my 'ministry', my focus,  where it needs to be.  Ministry aint about blog entries, the Gifts, results or me.  Ministry is about  me cultivating and giving away the Fruit of the Spirit. Ministry for me is being the best farmer I can be.


Tracy said...

Appreciate your take on ministry

Tony C said...

Amen Dave! Heading in the same direction on Friday brother...gotta show the Love.