The Reason We Give In Ministry
Dec. 4, 2019
The Chariot Eye
Prophet Patrick Buwemba
_The Reason We Give In Ministry_
Luke 8:1-3 Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him, along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons; Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.
I have come to discover that support of ministry comes at its best when you have understood what has been done to you.
Many people who complain when they give in ministry is because they have seen others give and they found a place of criticising them for what they do in ministry.
A man will only support a gospel tour of Christ or man of God because they have understood what Christ has done in their lives.
Qn, what has Christ done in your life?
This is the reason we give, because Gods love compels us to do what we do.
When you discover that everything you have belongs to the Lord;
_1 Corinthians 4:7 For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn't given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?_
I have learnt this secret in God, to spend everything on him because I know he will give me more .
So you see when it comes to ministry partnerships, we have many Judas Iscariot's, who find offense & judgment when people are supporting ministry. When you decide to put yourself in the shoes of the people who walked with Jesus like Susanna, Mary Magdalene, you will discover why they give or did what they did for Christ. They found a man who rescued them and introduced them to the love of God.
They gave their service, time, money just to mention but a few.
Its required for a christian (steward) to be found faithful because you were put in charge of God's gifts.
QN; Will you use those gifts or your using them to entertain friends?
Father use everything about my life to Support this Gospel.