I realised that every time I feel the urge to blog again I start by saying it's been a while since my last blog, it's now been 3 years! I apologise for the long silence, however my wife and I celebrate 30 years in the ministry in a few days time and I wanted to put some thoughts to paper so to speak.
In the 30 years we have been privileged to have connected with many people both in South Africa and other parts of the world.
The encounters we have had with this large variety of people has often taught us more than we could teach them, this has been a real blessing to us.
The verse that has shaped our ministry to a large extent is Acts 13:36 "“Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed."
This verse has encouraged us to do exactly that; serve God's purpose in our generation from day to day.
We don't have another time to do this except today. We need to see opportunity to share the love of Christ in every encounter we have with others and not just wait till the "time is right". Who know's what seeds are planted through a simple act of kindness or simply encouraging someone in a way that helps them see that they are on this planet for a purpose and that that purpose can be fully realised in Christ.
We need to be life long learners through all of this, we must never feel we have arrived or that we have fulfilled the calling of God in our lives until we one day see Jesus face to face.
What we leave behind one day must not be having made our names great or having built a great ministry in our name but rather having continually give the ministry away to others. We serve God with open hands.
The 30 years of ministry has not always been easy, it has sometimes been a lonely, difficult journey BUT GOD has always and continues to carry us through.
When faced with difficult times we have said we can't do this! Then we remember, but God!
Its is by Grace alone that we stand and by nothing we can claim for our own glory... take your Glory Lord!
Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings, I pray that it will have been in some way a blessing to you... God Bless!