Summary: “But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood,” says th ..
“But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood,” says the Lord God. - Ezekiel 44:15
God is looking for men and women who will minister to him. We all can do many things in the name of Jesus and many full-time workers can fill their days with constant work but in the end God is looking for those who are following His instructions. The sad thing is we can become so busy doing good things but not doing what God actually wants us to do. Watchman Nee a church planter 50 years ago said: "The conditions basic to all ministry that can truly be called ministry to the Lord are drawing near to Him and standing before Him." In a day when many are straying from the ways of God and a sound word is not being given by God's ministers, we need to renew our commitment to hear directly from God in the stillness of ministering to Him.
Being separated to God is very important but in the end if we are not separated to Him willing and surrendered to do whatever He commands then we are prone to cause many problems in the work of God. I have found this a constant struggle in full-time christian work to continue to minister to the Lord and only do what He desires. Christendom is full of activity. God wants us to be found in the holy of holies where there was a stillness and no work was allowed. Andrew Murray asks us the question: "Man, woman, brother, sister, you are a worker separated unto the Holy Spirit?" And that is a good question to ask ourselves, are we in the place where God can direct us. If we are not found in the activity of God and just busy doing things in His Name we will become a problem and not a solution to the great needs of humanity in our day. Heavenly Father we ask that you keep us all in the place of being led of your Spirit and doing only what you require. Please keep all those who work in your Name to be those who seek to know you intimately.