Face Of Glory

Face Of Glory By Kirk Hunt

And whenever the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone, then Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with Him.

Exodus 34:38 NKJV
Please also read Exodus 34:29–35

Moses came out to the people and they retreated in panic and fear.  The face of their Lawgiver glowed with an unworldly light.  Moses’ time with God literally changed how the followers saw and reacted to their leader.

God’s people, especially pastors and leaders, should consider their approach to others.  How you preach, teach or minister should be done to meet your audience where they are.  Moses did not change his message, but he did help Israel to hear what God spoke.  He just had to shade the light of his face some (or a lot).

Do not get me wrong; I would that every saint of God, fresh from prayer, had a shiny face.  Still, our purpose is to build His Kingdom.  What does not make the message effective in reaching and changing hearts is a distraction.  Our job is not done until their faces are also bright with His glory

Your audience likely comes in fresh from the streets, rather than the prayer closet.  Meet them where they are, but help them get to where you are.  And where you are should reflect the glory of God.

Think:        Does my ministry reflect God’s glory?  Is it effective in reaching my audience?

Pray:           “Lord, help me to reflect the glory of Your Face .”

 

Copyright © January 2017, Kirk Hunt

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Profitable Saints

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“Profitable Saints” by Kirk Hunt

 

Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. (2 Timothy 4:11 KJV)

2 Timothy 4:11 KJV

 

Apostle Paul wrote these words from a prison in Nero’s Rome. Especially under house arrest, Paul would need reliable, capable, productive people around him. From all of the Christian men in the Roman world, Paul chose to ask for Mark.

 

Paul needed someone who could help. Paul needed someone who would help. A man or woman who’s output exceeds input is always in demand.

 

Mark had been less-than-profitable at one point. Prior errors do not disqualify you from serving in God’s Kingdom. The more profitable you are, the quicker everyone gets over your mistakes.

 

Profitable saints are the men and women who serve the Kingdom. They take on the tasks set before them. They do what must be done. With excellence. With grace.

 

Do you want to serve His Kingdom? Are you willing to be a go-to man or woman for the sake of the Gospel? All it takes is heart and hands that are willing.

 

You do not need to be perfect. You may have to learn to be effective. You must be a saint of God. After that, profitability will not be far off.

 

Think: I can be profitable for God’s Kingdom.

 

Pray: “Father-God, help me to serve Your with skillfully and effectively.”

 

 

Copyright © April 2011, Kirk Hunt