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Are You Qualified?

 

(Matthew 25:23) “His master told him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy servant! Since you have been trustworthy with a small amount, I will put you in charge of a large amount. Come and share your master’s joy!’”

(1 Timothy 3:5) “For if a man does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?”

(Acts 6:2-3) “So the Twelve called the whole group of disciples together and said, “It is not desirable for us to neglect messages from God in order to wait on tables. Therefore, brothers, appoint seven men among you who have a good reputation, who are full of the Spirit and wisdom, and we will put them in charge of this work.”

 

Before you can receive more from God, He first wants to see what you have done with what He is already providing. Before you get that promotion, you need to be qualified, trained, and have proven that you are responsible and faithful with your previous assignments. You have to be the first one to enter and the last one to leave. You have to do the extra work that was not required, and you have to be able to keep your mind stable when all things are falling apart around you.


God keeps an eye on us during our small beginnings. If you cannot Tithe when you make only 600, you will not Tithe when you make 6,000. If you cannot regularly go to church when you are jobless or in a part-time job, you will not attend when you are the General Manager for a company. If you cannot be disciplined to pray for a hand full of sheep, you will never be able to intercede for a large flock. If you can’t keep order in your family with love, you will not be able to handle a church.


Look at Philip in the Bible. He started faithfully serving tables and doing all the small jobs in the church, and ended up taking Samaria for God, which was one of the most corrupt cities of that time. He is still an example for us of how to be an evangelist and how God used him to do signs, wonders and cast out demons.


He could do all this because He took time to grow in the wisdom of God and was faithful with whatever job he was given. He took the time to pray and continually fill himself with the Holy Spirit.

 


Jesus will baptize you once with the Holy Spirit and fire, but it is up to you to go back and continue to be filled on a daily basis.

 

 

Prayers

• Heavenly Father, God, You are He who arms me with strength. Lord, You have commanded Your strength to me.
• Thank You Father that you are watching over us and take into account all our hard work.
• Thank You that You expect us to grow and be loyal with the simple tasks you have given us.
• Forgive us for wanting to get all things now without having gone through the maturity you want us to experience.
• Forgive us for not considering the small jobs as important or of any benefit to us.
• Help us to be like Philip, and use us for great things.
• Teach us how to win over our town for the glory of Christ.
• Use us with signs and wonders that will back up the message of salvation we preach.
• We declare that we will hear these words from You, “Well done, good and trustworthy servant!.”

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

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