Let devotional

#117 What Is Our Ministry to Christ?

Posted: Sunday, November 15th, 2020
Print
⇦ Previous Post Next Post ⇨

About Let Series

LET. Wielded by the Holy Spirit, this tiny word had a huge impact on Martha’s life, and the adventure can be yours, too, if you just LET God be GOD.

Devotional

2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord…

David Wilkerson wrote: “And the apostle quickly adds, ‘Therefore seeing we have this ministry’ (2 Corinthians 4:1). Paul makes it clear that beholding the face of Christ is a ministry we all must devote ourselves to.”

Of all the ‘names’ of ministry, Wilkerson is one of the very, very few who recognized that our ministry to Christ, above all possibilities and beyond every consideration, is to fix our gaze on Him.

Don Nelson, my dear brother and Carole’s beloved husband, said something to me from which I will never recover. More than once, he would look at me intently and say, “Martha, if you don’t sit with the Lord, there will be no Shulamite Ministries.”

Don would always say to ‘sit with the Lord.’ It was his way to express gazing at the Lord. At times – more than I did – Don understood passionately that a ministry only comes from and out of that ministry to Christ. And he charged me to keep that essential ministry or there would be nothing of substance or fruit.

Funny thing, he knew that personally because he would often say, “I sat with the Lord and…” And through all our tears at his passing, I would say with wonder, “Now Don is sitting with the Lord!”

Other Devotionals in Let Series

#135 How Can I Keep My Eyes on Jesus? #134 The Power of Jesus to Transfigure Us #133 The Glorious Ministry of Death #132 Glory of the Law #131 Who Can Behold the Glory of the Lord? #130 Transfigured by the Glory of Christ #129 We Are the Enviable Ones #128 The Age that Requires Faith #127 The Realm of God Is a Person #126 Choose Your Realm and Look Up #125 Focus Is Close to Worship #124 You Are What You See and Picture #123 Becoming What You See #122 Gazing Is a Matter of the Heart #121 Jesus' Command to Remember #120 Transfiguration Is Entirely a Mystery #119 Transfigured through Beholding #118 Peering Through a Foggy Window
#117 What Is Our Ministry to Christ? (Currently Viewing)
#116 Making Time to Behold God #115 Our Destiny to Be Like Jesus #114 Beholding the Glory of the Lord #113 The Unveiled Face Beholds Glory #111 The Veil of Spiritual Blindness #110 We Choose God and He Keeps Us #109 Let Jesus Conquer You #108 Let Christ Impart His Faith to You #107 Reduced to the ONE Faith #106 Bringing Faith to Maturity and Perfection #105 We Need to See Jesus in His Glory #104 Look to the One Who IS Faith #103 Looking for Faith in the Wrong Place #102 Looking to Jesus, Founder of Faith #101 We Have to Believe to Let Go #100 All Are Accountable for the Light that Comes #99 The Word of God is Light #98 Mankind is a Vessel, Not a Master #97 Free to Choose Our Master #96 Walk in the World, Not of the World #95 Double-mindedness that Leads to Collapse #94 An Ugly War for Your Heart's Love #93 We Carry Light or Darkness Within #92 You Cannot Serve God and Mammon #91 No One Can Serve Two Masters #90 If Therefore Thine Eye Be Single #89 The Assault on Your Gaze Comes Daily #88 Keep Coming Back to See Jesus #87 Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus, BOTH Eyes #86 Seeing (What We Fix Our Eyes On) is Believing #85 Fixing Your Eyes on Jesus #84 How to Have Faith with No Faith #83 By the Faith of the Son of God #82 A Posture of Need, Focused on Jesus #81 The Originator and Perfecter of Faith #80 Faith is Living, Not Just an Idea #79 Faith is Christ, From Christ #78 Faith is a Gift and Impartation #77 An Unusual Definition of Faith #76 Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus #75 The Power to Do What God Asks #74 Flesh Cannot Conquer Flesh #73 The Call to Spiritual Discipline #72 The Discipline Needed to Run Your Race #71 The Power to Run Your Race #70 The Prize Worth Every Effort #69 The Precious Course Set Before Us #68 The Irresistible Power of Weakness #67 LET Christ Have It All #66 The Diabolical that Deftly and Cleverly Clings #65 To Walk in the Light of God #64 Be Free of Weights and Sins #62 The Stone on My Back #61 How Often Do We Just Listen to Jesus? #60 Never Hurried, Never Worried #59 Let Us Also Lay Aside Every Weight #58 The Cloud of Witnesses Watching #57 Strong Faith through Utter Weakness #56 Out of Frailty and Weakness #55 Faith and Only Faith Is What We Need #54 The Great Champions of Faith #53 The Work that Produces Faith and Pleases God #52 Faith Begins with Need #51 The Real Work #50 What Is the Work of God? #49 A New Work of Focus on God #48 The Practical God We Need to Know #47 An Eternal, Indefatigable Life #46 Living Bread that Gives Life #45 Bread of Life for the Hungry #44 Heaven's Bread of Life #43 Working Hard at the Wrong Things #42 Strive to Enter the Rest #41 Christ is Able to Keep You #40 What Is the Rest of God? #39 LET Us Fear? #38 The Mysterious LET #37 Let God Eliminate #36 Let and the First Commandment #35 Power, Holiness and Character #34 Christ Can Let Be and Let God #33 God's Perfect Order #32 An Impossible Call #31 The Father's Sovereign LET #30 The Let of Gethsemane #29 Jesus LET Abuse Wrack Him #28 Let Go and Lower Yourself #27 Let God and Receive the Outlandish #26 Until We Let Him Rule #25 When Jesus says, 'Let Us Go' #24 God Binds and God Lets Go #23 LET, Then Rejoice and Be Glad #22 God's Strange 'Let It Be' #21 Allowed to Remain and Wreck #20 Hinder Not #19 Our Greatest Challenge #18 Faith, Active and Solid #17 We Exist in Christ #16 "Let there be..." #15 Our Eyes are On You #14 I Am the Lord and There Is No Other #13 To Know He Is God #12 One High and Holy Purpose #11 The Peace of Christ #10 Allow the Riches of Christ to Rise #9 He Is, He Lives, He Gave #8 Let God Take Over #7 Let Your Light Shine #6 Let the Lifeguard Save #5 Let God Give and Be and Do #4 A Humble Bow to God #3 Let God BE God #2 Let God, Let Go, and Let Be #1 Small Word, Mighty Meaning
Never Miss a Post!