The brother of a famous evangelist, whom I’ll call Sam, once jokingly explained why he became a farmer instead of an evangelist like his brother. He said that his brother was out in a field praying one day when the letters “PC” appeared in flames of fire across the sky. The brother said, “Lord, what does this mean?” to which the Lord replied, “Preach Christ!” Afterward Sam said he went out into that same field and “PC” again appeared in flames of fire across the sky. He asked the Lord, “Does this mean You are calling me to preach Christ as well?” “No, Sam”, The Lord replied. “I want you to plant corn.”
Although this story was intended only to be a joke, there is a profound lesson here. Sam did not preach to multitudes like his brother did, but God did used him as a farmer. Because of his unique sphere of influence in the business world, he was able to share the gospel with people who might never have gone to hear his brother preach.
Whether God calls you to full-time, vocational ministry or calls you to be His ambassador in the world of business, science, government, entertainment, or wherever, the principles are the same and, in the end, the reward will be the same if you will be faithful. May you be obedient in whatever field He calls you to so that in the end you will hear those words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” (Matt. 25:21).
This is Daniel Kolenda
encouraging you to live before you die.
What Are You Living For?
On the wall of the south choir aisle of Westminster Abbey hangs a memorial stone to John and Charles Wesley that says, “God buries His workmen, but…
Saved To Serve
Some people have a heart that is filled with compassion for a particular people group, cause or need in the world. These are often God-given burdens…
What God Wants
Leonard Ravenhill once asked the question, “Is what you’re living for worth Christ dying for?”
I Will Be With You
In the story of Gideon, found in the 6th chapter of Judges, It’s amazing to think that even after the Angel of the Lord had appeared to Gideon and…
I Am Your Reward
Often when people say that they don’t know God’s will, what they really mean is that they have not heard an audible voice from heaven.
I recently read about a scientific experiment called a “biosphere” where a group of scientists had artificially replicated nearly every weather…
Have you ever played a word association game? Word association is an interesting way to see how a person categorizes and connects different ideas,…
Faithfulness In The Small Things
As I look back at my own life, I’m amazed to think about what God has done. Today I lead the international evangelistic ministry of Christ for all…
We Are All Called
Through the years a fundamental disconnect has developed between two parts of the church commonly known as the “clergy” and the “laity” producing a…