In The Goings...                

A Devotional Snapshot


by God's Little Boy
© 2013
Posted 4/24/13


As Christian disciples we have been made able ministers of the Gospel. (2 Cor 3:6) Jesus has sent us into the world with the benevolent command, "Go" (Mark 16:15) He has sent us to minister his light and life to the world. I was thinking about how there are two ways that we do this. 1) We go on purpose to minister - at an appointed time and place, and 2) we also minister in the goings... We minister Christ to people in the goings of our daily life. We "Go", in the goings. Like Phillip in Acts chapter 8, we are led by God in the Divinely appointed goings that he has prepared for us to walk in. God takes us, and leads us, and places us where he ordains us to be for that very hour. And it is in that very hour that we discover that we are the one for whom that hour was prepared. We walk in a work that God has foreordained for us. (Eph 2:10) Our ministry is not limited by time and location; it is portable - we take it with us every where we go. Our feet are shod with preparation and we realize our best efforts when it is God himself who is using us in his reaching of the lost.

As I look back over the past three decades of my Christian life, I see that the ministry that God has given me has primarily been one on one evangelism. If that isn't portable I don't know what is. It is this kind of ministry that we take with us in the goings of our daily life, schedules, and social encounters. Some of the sweetest times of Divine appointment I have experienced have been in the goings... There is seldom ever any toil or drudgery involved with ministry in the goings; it is fresh and living. It is in the goings where we are most free of contrivances. We are spontaneous, creative, and we find liberty. We are constrained and empowered with heaven's resources, made abundantly available to us through the Spirit.

Those who follow Christ are made fishers of men. (Matt 4:19) His Spirit imparts to us something that we have never had previously - his heart for the lost. We realize what we ourselves have been saved from and we fear for others who have not yet believed. The Spirit of God instills within us a deep care and concern for the eternal welfare of all men; indeed, it is an evidence of salvation. The unsaved, in their unregenerate state, can have no such care or concern. Those who have only an empty profession of faith would scarcely speak of Christ with even their own family let alone a wayward stranger. But we who have believed and who have laid a firm hold on eternal life cannot help but speak of the things which we have believed! Our faith is real and living. We proclaim, with conviction, The Everlasting Gospel - In the goings...


"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!" (Isaiah 52:7)




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