September 25, 2018
When someone decided to unite and function themselves in spiritual house, a certain heart attitude is needed before they can ‘find’ their position & maximum function in the structure of the Body of Christ in that spiritual house.
1. It takes a heart attitude/ quality of spirit that is soft, easy to be mould, teachable and willing to be changed.
Remember, before someone decided to unite and function themselves in the spiritual house, there are rules, culture, values & habits that’s already built there. When someone decided to unite and function themselves, it means they should be ready to adjust & change themselves in order to be able to adapt & follow the values & cultures that has been there.
Like in the BCC (Breakthrough City Church) congregations, the ministries values that we are doing are based on the spirit of volunteerism / willingness to sacrifice, so there is no such thing as ‘distribution of white envelopes’ after someone has done his service. It is a huge potential conflict for someone who have just unite and function themselves if they don’t have a heart attitude that is willing to change & willing to be moulded. Maybe it is normal for those who have just unite and function themselves to receive ‘distribution of white envelopes’ – maybe some even feel that it is their rights!
But for BCC congregations, the opportunity to serve is an honor. We unite and function ourselves, involve ourselves in the activities in the spiritual house as our expressions of our worship because we love Him so much!
Well, in order to be able to change and follow the Divine values that have been built in a spiritual house, it takes openness in our hearts to be changed and willingness to be reformed.
2. It takes a submissive heart attitude under the hierarchy that has been built in the spiritual house.
As the senior leader in BCC, I also raise up several people to help me in the leadership; they are people that I see are able to represent my existence (on a certain scale – not fully yet, because they are also in the growing process) but at least they have shown their loyalty, integrity & capacity that they carry in their lives.
So, despite the various weaknesses they still have, I entrust them with a responsibility to supervise and coordinate various division / department or other service functions in the spiritual house. Well, for those who have just unite and function themselves, it takes a willingness to submit themselves under the covering of the people that I’ve appoint as the coordinator.
Maybe those who have just joined may have better capacity/potential; but however, it still requires a submissive heart attitude to follow the directions from the coordinator. Without submission, chaos will definitely occur in that division.
3. It takes an attitude of heart that is ready to do whatever is needed in the spiritual house.
As long as someone keeps ‘picking and choosing’ to function in a spiritual house, they would keep facing obstacles to function optimally. It takes willingness to ‘be faithful in little things’ (Luke 16:10) before God entrusts him with great and important things! Remember, although there are coordinators or even a senior leader who is fully responsible for anyone that is authorized to participate in the ministry, still there is a sovereign God who has authority to choose anyone to serve Him!
2 Timothy 2:19 (NKJV) Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
Make sure that we provide the best ‘ground’ in our heart; make sure we give ourselves fully to unite and function as the desire of God in the spiritual house. #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus