Yesterday I had a coffee with a couple who attend a church here in the city where I live. Not the Church where I teach, another one. They have just returned from Peru where they taught and ministered and loved people up – truly representing the Kingdom and the King in a glorious fashion. Of course, they do that here in their local church as well.
What a coffee. We talked about the Lord, dreamed together about the future, looked in awe at the present where the Lord is allowing us to help Him in so many neat ways – and, of course, talked about all the Lord had done to rescue us from the pit of Hell and establish us upon a Rock – Jesus Christ. Two and a half hours later – we parted company only because it was supper time and we needed to get back to our respective families. We were not short of things to share and stories to tell. We could have continued to talk, share, and glorify the Lord for many more hours. Being a Christian is great. Ministering for the Lord THE BEST.
Dale and Delaine have a great ministry. They teach on a number of topics and are working on publishing a number of ministry manuals. Dale is a tremendous leader in the area of recovery from addictions. I had the wonderful experience of speaking at his recovery group a few months ago. Their ministry is called Lifestream Ministries Int’l and they can be reached at email@example.com. They are working on a ministry web page.
Then today, I met with a young man who has sat under my training and teaching for 6 or 7 years in my discipleship school (Global Discipleship Training Schools International) and is currently being mentored by me. He has recently become a member of our teaching team here at the Church I attend. We meet weekly to go over the material he is learning in the mentoring process. And, we look at the sermon he is currently working on. Wonderful to watch him grow and develop as a believer, a leader, a teacher, a five-fold minister, and someone the Lord is beginning to use mightily. An honour and a tremendous privilege to have played just a small part in his training and development. Our hour plus together a week always goes too fast. I look forward to Heaven where time will no longer be an issue or a factor to be considered and Darryl and I can chat for hours and hours at a time.
What a Kingdom we are in. What wonderful believers – true servants of the Lord. What a wonderful calling I am honoured to fulfill for the Lord Jesus. Yes, there are long hours, much driving, many nights away from home, a mess of unaccomplished paperwork all around me in my office, and numerous frustrations and some stress. But, I would not trade places with anyone as I know that I am in the center of God’s will for my life, I am in step with His plan for my life, and the results of what I do are life-changing – for me and for others that I have to extreme honour of ministering to or ministering with. No one could ask for more.