Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ownership In Ministry 3

This week we have been talking about ownership in ministry. You can catch up with these posts in Part 1 and Part 2.

I can think back to my very first job. I was actually 15 years old...a couple of buddies and I worked one summer scraping paint off a house. It was a two story house and boy was it hard work. I don't remember just how good of a job we did but by the end I'm not too sure we really cared. Why??? Because it wasn't our was just a job. We had no ownership.

Today I want to talk to those out there who are volunteers or staff.

It is important to realize the role you play is a great one. You are not just serving a leader...or working for someone. As a son or daughter of the Most High you play a huge stake in what God is doing in this world.

When you begin to realize that you are an heir and that you have an inheritance then you will begin to realize that everything you do matters.

That doesn't mean that we all play the same means we all after making our Father's Kingdom greater each and every day.

That is where the shift comes in....if you are a are an heir and share in it all.

If you are a department are an heir and share in it all.

If you are the are an heir and share in it all.

That is why I love the story of Nehemiah so much....when you read chapter three you see that everyone takes responsibility for their point on the wall. That is the shift that needs to take place.

Let's micro that down to a church. Lives hang in the balance and everyone from a parking children's maintenance the the follow up person...all play an important link in the chain of someone inheriting salvation.

Our inheritance will be the lives that will stand in heaven with us...they are the crowns...they are the jewels...they are the reason we all do what we do.

It's time we all take ownership......

What are you now planning on doing????

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