Several years ago, Vickie and I had the privilege of ministering in Fiji for 7 days. During our stay, we ministered some 30 times. It was an awesome experience. Lives were changed, we had added to the Kingdom. I felt fulfilled in knowing that we had accomplished our assignment. We went back the next year and instead of ministering 30 times, we ministered I believe 5 times. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t a happy camper. We had traveled an enormous distance only to minister a few times. I felt as though my time was being wasted. I so wanted to get back on the plane and head home.
John 14 – 16 tells of another Children’s Ministry Specialist, who has traveled a long distance to fulfill His assignment. His teaching credentials are undisputed. (John 14:26). He has an uncanny ability to know what is coming next in your class and what should be done. (John 16:13) In fact, Jesus said that it to our advantage to have this Specialist’s presence in your classroom. (John 16:7).
Sadly, this Specialist, the Holy Spirit, often experiences the same restraint in our ministries that Vickie and I felt in our second trip to Fiji. There is much that He is assigned to accomplish. There are lives that He wants to impact. And yet, He is constrained and restricted to itsy, bitsy portions of our program and schedule.
Let’s allow this Specialist to fulfill His assignment. Let’s allow Him to speak and work through us. Let’s be attentive to His voice and direction. Then, the supernatural Spirit of God will begin to do supernatural things in and through our ministry. The results will be out of this world!