"As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully."
2 TIMOTHY 4:3 (NRSV)
PRODIGAL THOUGHTS: Sure, the apostle Paul was writing to Timothy, a younger pastor that was like a son to Paul, but these words of encouragement and guidance are still applicable for us today. You see, you don’t have to be a pastor of a church in order to tell the world about Jesus. We are all called to do that in Matthew 28 in the Great Commission. We all have been challenged to go out and teach others about Jesus and making disciples. That is your ministry!!! One thing we all need to understand is God desires our obedience through love. The more we spend time in His presence, get to know Him, and surrender our lives to His heart, the more our lives will be changed for the good. Others will be able to see the changes, so we can share about our holy relationship with others. (Sharing the gospel!) Sometimes sharing the gospel looks like a follower of Jesus just taking the time to listen to someone who is brokenhearted and comfort them. We can do that by being spiritually aware of those around us. How do we do that? Be willing to be clear-minded. There is more to being sober than steering away from alcohol, tobacco, or other things of the sort. We need to be asking God throughout each day to show you or to bring to your attention those that need His love and grace. When the opportunity presents itself, we take it.
What are some other things we can do to actively carry out the ministry that God has called us to?
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God’s grace on you…