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Annointed Beauty Daily Devotions Ministry

On Tuesday, I attended prayer meeting at Brooklyn Tabernacle. Pastor Cymbala delivered an unusual sermon for a prayer meeting but it is one that we the people need to hear. He mentioned that the body of Christ have become spectators and no longer play an active part in the mission of the church. We attend church and spend most of the time criticizing the way things are done but we do nothing.

The praise team ain’t singing the right songs, the preacher ain’t preaching the right message, the soloists could be better, etc. Yet, if we were asked to contribute to the service, we’d quickly pull away. When Jesus gave the great commission before ascending to heaven, he didn’t bestow it upon pastors, bishops and elders alone. It was bestowed upon his disciples – his followers.

As Christians, we are disciples of Christ and we have been given this same commission. We are called to Go and Teach ALL nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. We aren’t called to warm up the benches of our churches and form an exclusive club of believers. We are to teach ALL nations. This is the purpose of man. This is the call of a Christian. Unfortunately, many will go through life never fulfilling this mission.

This commission doesn’t call for everyone to go into the seminary and become pastors. Although to pastor a church is a great field of work, not everyone has been given this gift. As Pastor Cymbala powerfully stated on Tuesday, the hardest ministry to have is the one God has not called you to do. We have all been designated individual gifts that can be used to the glory of God. Whether you sing, dance, write or preach, use what you have to serve God to the best of your ability. Don’t try to achieve someone else’s mission. Afterall, we are not all singers.

When you do identify your gift, don’t worry about the outcome. Just dedicate your gift to God and he will do the rest. When we no longer allow our comfort zones and fears to keep us from accomplishing what God has called us to do, we begin to change our way of the thinking and are able to do great things in His name.

The church is not a social club where we gather to catch up and watch a show. It is suppose to be a training ground and soul saving station. There are many souls that need to know Jesus out there. Its time to get off our seats and take the message out to the world. I pray that today’s devotional will inspire you to conduct a self analysis and find your real reason for going to church. Have you identified your purpose? If not, have you sought God’s guidance in the matter? If you have identified your purpose, are you taking steps toward achieving it? It not, why?

It is time to stop spectating and start serving the Lord with all of their heart. Today, make a decision to become a field worker and hasten the coming of Jesus Christ.

Memory Text

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31

Prayer Prompt:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for reminding me that I have a purpose on this Earth. Help me to fulfill my mission by strengthening me to share the Gospel by using the gift(s) you have given to me. Forgive me for being a spectator and move me into a life of service…


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