Dear Friends, 🙂
Let me start by Thanking the Lord dearly for the is opportunity to get back online and do what I like doing best… Ministry!!!, Spreading the word through this blog. For the last four weeks I have been out of action and not in very good health, but I am living proof that the Lord heals. I am getting better by the day. Halelujiah!!!
So clearly, I went to church this Sunday, after for weeks all that had not changed was the tent otherwise peepz and all new smiles and God had made us a new day. We had guest speakers, a fella from UK and a fella from the US of A. Both were soccer fans and representing “Ambassadors in Sports”.
These two chaps John Squire (The Briton from New Zealand) and Matt (I figure must be Mathew from States) preached or rather gave their story in turns.
Lets take John’s first. He bagan by giving us a reading as below:
Mathew 25:1,14 (NIV)
1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like 14“like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them.15To one he gave five talents[a] of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. 17So also, the one with the two talents gained two more. 18But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19“After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’ 21“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ 22“The man with the two talents also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.’ 23“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ 24“Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ 26“His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. 28” ‘Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. 29For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 30And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
God has given us all talents/skills. We are all made wonderfully and none of us NONE OF US was made as an afterthought, we where all purposefully and planned out extremely well and carefully.
Now this fella, John talked about being a talented man, well he kept saying how hopless his talent is but he made it clear that it was his talent and he loves it. Guess what it is… Football (Soccer) and he clearly is nto a MANU fan coz he asked MANU peepz to repent. For those of us who cant stand fooball, dont worry its just a bunch of 90 over exercised men chasing a round ball made of pigskin in a large pitch my grandfather would have liked to grow maize on. Football is one step below rugby in the shaddy calendar.
Anyway back to talents. Here is a KEY question to you dear reader, “What is your talent?” Have you ever given it a thought? Frankly I haven’t. And if you have, how does it help you? Friends are you a dramatist, a sportsperson, an enterprenuer? What do you have to urge to wake up to do every morning? (And dont say work!!!)
Friends what do you passion for? John mentioned how he uses his talent of Football to spread the word of God around throught the Ambassders for Sports. The challenge to you all is to think of your talents and how you use/can use them to spread the word of God.
Refer to the bible reading on the talents and apply it to your daily life. Remember that YOU are wonderfully made and that you have a talent somewhere, you just need to find it (Oh and I am also speaking to myself here).
Matt on the other hand came up and aksed for the definition of worship. There where so many different difinitions that I got confused to i decided to google it…
here are some references…
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Hosea 6:6 (NIV)
6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
6 With what shall I come before the LORD
and bow down before the exalted God?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8 He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual[a] act of worship.
33Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and[a] knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!
34“Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”[b]
35“Who has ever given to God,
that God should repay him?”[c]
36For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.
So when all is said and done we must constantly keep worshiping God, we must keep renewing our minds. We must show this through our words and deeds, ya, they must match in the worship of God. Remembers our bodies are many parts of one body, so must be our deeds and actions.
Here are some nice final words…
23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
Thank you all and God bless