Every human being is composed of two sides – the physical and the spiritual side – and your ministry to them will no doubt touch these two sides. The vision that God gives to a man of God or to a church will reach the people and solve the questions in their lives – physical questions and spiritual questions alike. But if it’s only solving the physical questions, it is not complete. The ultimate goal of solving physical questions of needs, problems, fears, desires and so on, is to bring a person into the spiritual programme of God for his life which includes destiny, purpose, calling and so on.
If God is going to bless somebody physically, for example, it is with the ultimate goal that the person is going to walk in the purpose of God for his life. That is part of the spiritual questions in the life of the person. If God is going to heal somebody’s sickness, it is with the purpose of the person walking in the destiny of God for his life and not just for himself.
Daniel was an administrator (and you may call him a politician) in Babylon, but as far as God was concerned, he was a prophet. Joseph knew the assignment side of his position. He knew that the reason God allowed him to become the prime minister in Egypt was primarily to preserve the people of Israel. He met their physical need (provision of food) as well as their spiritual need as we see in Genesis 5:7. So this is a call unto us to understand the assignment side of our career.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray for the grace to live a life that reaches out to the people waiting for me in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Jeremiah 39:1-41:18, 2 Timothy 1:1-18, Psalm 90:1-91:16, Proverbs 26:1-2