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I Am A Minister

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(Note: This is a declaration written by Roger Fields originally titled “The Calling” with some minor edits.)
I minister to the largest mission field in the world.I minister to people.My calling is sure.My challenge is big.My vision is clear.My desire is strong.My influence is eternal.My impact is critical.My values are solid.My faith is tough.My mission is urgent.My purpose is unmistakable.My direction is forward.My heart is genuine.My strength is supernatural.My reward is promised.And my God is real.
In a world of cynicism, I offer hope.In a world of confusion, I offer truth.In a world of immorality, I offer values.In a world of neglect, I offer attention.In a world of abuse, I offer safety.In a world of ridicule, I offer affirmation.In a world of division, I offer reconciliation.In a world of bitterness, I offer forgiveness.In a world of sin, I offer salvation.In a world of hate, I offer God’s love.
I refuse to be dismayed, disengaged, disgruntled, discouraged or distracted.Neither wi…

My Message to a Moonie

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Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church, died earlier this month at the age of 92.A short time later, I received an email from a man who’s on my newsletter mailing list.I met Richard three years ago inside a government building in Washington, DC.We joined other God-fearing individuals in taking a stand against same-sex marriage being legalized in the nation’s capital.Richard has an organization educating youth to become leaders who understand the importance of reserving sex for marriage.I didn’t know until this month that Richard is also a disciple of Rev. Moon.His email listed the details of last weekend’s “victorious ascension ceremony for Father Moon” followed by Richard’s personal testimony.I emailed this message in response…
Dear Richard,
I received the testimony you emailed me a few days ago and was pleased to read about you giving up drugs, avoiding fornication, and most importantly how you met the Lord Jesus Christ.Since you probably needed time to grieve over t…

Boasting in the Lord

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When you step out to do the Lord’s work, be prepared for some Christians who will challenge your motives.This past week, a Facebook friend I never met personally wrote accusations against me on my wall based on erroneous information.In response, I emailed a message to him offering to discuss his concerns privately.Instead he posted another public comment “warning” other people about me.Sadly, another Facebook friend I had been ministering to chose to believe this man’s lies.Before I could email her an explanation, she blocked me after sending a message complaining about my “boast posting” (regarding my evangelism reports).This is a prime example of how Satan can use believers to sow discord among the brethren”, which the Lord hates!(Proverbs 6:19)
The dictionary defines boast as “talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one’s achievements.”It’s not wrong for a minister to testify what the Lord has done through him as long as He gets the glory.As Psalm 34:2 says, “My soul …

Saved and On My Way to Heaven

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One afternoon as I got a ride to the Charlotte airport for a flight to New York City, my driver (who’s a student at MorningStar Ministries) admitted that she wasn’t too comfortable sharing her faith.I can understand where she’s coming from.As I often say, the hardest part about evangelism is simply getting started.But once you get used to asking people questions about their eternal destiny, you will look to turn various situations into soul-winning opportunities.
How many times have you walked into a store and the clerk asked, “How are you doing today?”My usual reply is, “I’m saved and on my way to heaven.How about you?”If the clerk responds with a comment like “I don’t know” or “I hope so”, then that indicates they are giving serious thought about eternity.At the very least you can offer them a gospel tract.If the clerk doesn’t seem too busy, you can take time to share the gospel and offer to pray with them.
So the next time a stranger asks how you are doing, boldly tell them, “Save…