I took the day to read Edmund Clowney’s Called to the Ministry and it was a little book of good reminders as I process how all Christians are called to ministry.
I am further challenged to think that the “fruit” Jesus is talking about in John 14 & 15 is that of an evangelistic nature. He is sending his men out to make disciples and enlarge the kingdom – their fruit is those added to Christ in belief. This is the call then for all believers – to be about fruit of salvation, a fruit others enjoy as they meet Christ.
Some of us may be called to vocational ministry as well and by no means is this a more important call or one that holds all the responsibility to share the gospel. Instead it is a call of equipping, living in such a way that believers around us are prepared to evangelize and truly live the gospel. Vocational ministers are the example not the exclusive worker.
What does your ministry look like and why have you been denying your call to it? These are questions the believer must answer daily as we live to share what we have…