Many faithful ministers should have added some education to their calling, but they did not, and this has prevented them from having a wider ministry.
What the church needs are gifted and skilled men that are under the anointing. I am not going to have an unbeliever that is good in music come and teach my choir; rather I would wait until I find a Christian that is good in the same field. An unbeliever may be good in music, but he will put a wrong spirit on the choir. I would prefer a Christian who is not only good but also knows when the Holy Ghost is moving as opposed to a skilled person that despises holy things.
The real contest for these last days is not in church auditoriums but the marketplaces of life. It is in the offices and the boardrooms; it is in the policy-making halls, in the executive councils of the world, in the senate chambers where men are deciding what is going to govern the lives of human beings.
If all you have is faithfulness, you are like a man with just one leg in battle. So also is a man with ability alone. The question you need to ask yourself is ‘what do you need to add to what you already have?’ If you are a man of ability, you need to add spirituality and vice-versa. However, a man of real true spirituality will acquire ability easily because he is already humble and will find it easier to learn, but a man of ability always wants to contribute his own opinion where he should be learning.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, show me what is lacking that I need to add to be complete on both the ability and faithfulness scale in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Jeremiah 6:16-8:7, Colossians 2:8-23, Psalm 78:1-31, Proverbs 24:26