WHAT ARE YOU PRODUCING?
By Rodney W Francis
Christians are called by God to produce! To produce a life, testimony and evidence that Jesus Christ is alive today to meet peoples’ needs ~ and that He is alive in our heart. We have been chosen by God to be His witnesses (“someone who has first-hand evidence”) here in an unbelieving and anti-Christ world. We have a very important function and it is needful that we ask ourselves, “How effective and fruitful am I in fulfilling what God has called me to do?” The answer to that question depends on how available we are for God to use us. Are we listening to His voice with an attitude that we will do whatever He asks of us ~ or are we, like too many, waiting passively for God to do something and then we will think about it? We have to demonstrate our desire to God for Him to use us by putting ourselves into a position where He can use us. God can only use those who are usable. Far too many Christians are living with excuses as to why they are not more effective and fruitful in the Kingdom of God. The truth is that we cannot blame anyone else for where we are at right now. We are what our believing is. If our believing does not line-up with the willingness of God to use us, then we need to change our believing and get closer to Jesus by offering ourselves more fully for Him to use ~ today!
THE HARVEST IS HUGE!
Jesus Himself told us that “the harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38 ). Those who prayed for the labourers to go out got sent out themselves! Right now there is a huge harvest to be gathered in. You can be a part of that. It is God’s will for us to be one of those labourers who help to gather in that harvest ~ to produce good fruit to the glory of God. Be encouraged to rise up and be a part of God’s purposes for this hour. Time is short and eternity with Jesus Christ is not sure for so many.
YOU CAN MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE!
Be encouraged today to know that YOU can make a positive difference in this world. You have given your heart to Jesus ~ have you given Him your whole life to be used for His purposes? I have never known a time when the opportunities for the Gospel have been so great. Yet so many Christians sit around thinking, “What can I do?” They feel inadequate or unable to do anything for the Lord. Let me remind you that the purpose of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is to give us power to be effective witnesses for Jesus Christ where ever we go ~ even to the end of the earth (Acts 1:8 )! When we consider what Jesus has done for us, we have so much to give to others because of His love and dealings within our lives. Let us be sure to share what Jesus has done with others!
Don’t let fear and the opinions of negative people rob you of being a wonderful producer for Jesus in the Kingdom of God.
He has chosen us for this task. He has called us by name and asked us to follow Him and He would make us fishers of men (Matthew 4:19 ). That means He will lead and guide us into how we can win people to Jesus Christ. As we listen to the Holy Spirit, He leads and guides us. Don’t be surprised when He asks you to do something you have never done before. That is how He increases our faith and helps us to see and know the “supernatural assistance” we have when we listen to Him and obey what He asks of us. Hallelujah! He never asks us to do what we cannot do. We can always do what the Lord asks of us. I have discovered that there is always a positive testimony on the other side of my obedience.
THE HOLY SPIRITS KNOWS THE BEST WAY FOR YOU
The Holy Spirit of Truth knows the best way for us to catch people! The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are also God’s ways of our ministering/witnessing to others (1 Corinthians 12:7-11 ). They are a vital part of our testifying. I call Spiritual Gifts the Christians “tools of the trade.” They are so effective in seeing people impacted by God through us. I have seen numbers saved, healed, set free as a result of listening to and obeying the Holy Spirit and letting His Gifts operate through me. And you can too. God is calling every Christian today to be more effective in producing good fruit for His Kingdom. Praise the Lord!
THIS IS OUR DAY! OUR TIME!
I believe that every born-again, Holy Spirit-filled Christian has been called of God into His Kingdom “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14 ). We are well-able to accomplish all that He has chosen us for. Jesus has made us His ambassadors (representatives, spokesmen with power and authority to speak and act on His behalf) so we can have the joy of being used of God to extend His Kingdom here on earth in this needy hour. Jesus chose us because He saw the potential in us to be able to fulfil His purposes here on the earth!
What confidence He has in us when we are totally submitted to His will!
What a privilege to be chosen to be His ambassador!
Let us know who we really are in Him and rise to fulfil our destiny ~ and to produce a mighty harvest for Him! Hallelujah!
DISCOVER YOUR SPECIFIC CALLING IN GOD
The specific calling of God in your life has to be discovered by you. As you listen to the Holy Spirit He will lead and guide you into all truth (see John chapters 14 to 16). Feel free to ask other spiritual men and women of how they see the potential in you. Prophetic Ministry can also be very helpful in confirming, revealing, guiding us into the more specific ways of the Lord for our lives. I am so glad that I have been the recipient of the Prophetic Ministry over the years of my Christian life. I am living today in the fulfilment of what God promised me ~ and seeing thousands of lives impacted by God through my giving myself fully to His calling. It is hard to describe but there is something very wonderful about knowing you are in the will of God, actively doing His will and seeing the amazing fruit that is produced as a result. It never ceases to surprise and amaze me at how God can work when we make ourselves available to Him.
Let Romans 12:1-2 be fulfilled in your life:
“I beseech (“urge”) you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (NKJV).
God bless and use you more and more as you give yourself more to His purposes for you. There is nothing more fulfilling, satisfying or motivating than to be in the will of God for your life ~ and fulfilling it! Amen!