“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” ~ Matthew 6:2-4, NIV.
Dear friends, in the early years of my Christian ministry I fell into the error of advertising our good deeds to get Missionary Support for our projects among the disadvantaged. In fact, some prospective Partners wanted evidence that we were doing what we said we were doing and I violated people’s privacy by taking their photos while presenting them gifts and circulating it.
Even then, the promised Missionary Support/Partners never materialized.
However, things changed for us when I caught the following revelation about GOD:
1. HE who called me is FAITHFULL,
2. With every VISION HE gives, HE PRO-VISIONS it,
3. HE sees in secrets and rewards openly,
4. HE rewards diligence,
5. HE keeps covenant to a thousand generation – That meant Security for my descendants,
6. Even to my grey hairs, He would carry me- my job security, retirement and pension ~ all taken care of;
7. HE would never forsake me nor leave,
And many others which enabled me to formulate principles and guidelines for our missionary work such as the following:
a. Respecting the privacy of those who come to us for assistance.
b. Allowing our beneficiaries to share their testimonies when they are ready,
c. Absolute reliance on GOD to make provisions available which-soever way HE chooses.
d. No solicitation whatsoever.
e. What we have, we maximize, what we do not have, we do not need.
f. All our Goodworks must be CHRIST-centered, should point people to CHRIST, not to persons or denominations, etc.
It is not as if we have attained our missionary goals, the truth is, it is now a more rewarding experience, lives are being transformed, destiny changed, GOD is still raising Missionary Partners who want to be in the background so that CHRIST will be glorified. And instead of wasting good money on advertising and soliciting for funds, we now invest in the lives of the people within our present reach.
We expand our reach as GOD prospers the WORK Our priorities have changed, touching lives is far more important than advertising our good deeds., Divine approval is to be desired than being a success story by worldly standards.
After all dear Brethren, GOOD SUCCESS is: doing what God called you to do, when, where and how HE called you to do it!
Dear friends/Ministers of the GOSPEL, you may be at a place now that frustration/depression is at your door because you are not getting the support you need to progress/prosper the ministry.
You may have fallen prey to the devil’s strategy that has made you focus on human support, thereby doing things that are aimed at attracting human approval/support, you can repent and refocus on the faithful GOD who called you.
You will be surprised at how GOD will finance your projects from very unlikely sources; and how peace from God will garrison your soul. Shalom!!!.
GOD bless you and prosper HIS WORK in your hands, in CHRIST name. ~ Hephzibah Christly
Repost from July 201l
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