So I Got My Toes Stepped On a Bit
This week we had a mini-revival at my church that ended last night. Each night had great preaching, but last night was exceptional, and let me just tell you, my toes really got some stomping. His message was on the church and it's purpose.
And what is that purpose? Well take a look at Acts 1:8, "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
In short, our purpose is to be a witness for Christ wherever we go, to anyone we meet, at any time! And I knew that, but what really stepped on my toes was his point about spiritual gifts. See, spiritual gifts are good, and we are to use them to exhort fellow believers, but spiritual gifts are NOT our spiritual purpose. They are just tools to help encourage each other along the way in our purpose.
See, I like to sing, and I try to become a better singer all the time (not sure that is gonna happen, but I try to practice and all a lot.) I think this is one of my spiritual gifts because I can use it to encourage others. However, a singer is not what I am first and foremost. What I am first and foremost is a Christian, and as such a soul-winner.
I pray that I will use my life to win souls to Christ. Because that is what I should be all about! How about you?