And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.[Colossians 4:17]
I believe this is admonition to all Christians…every one of us! I believe that God has given each one of us, in the body of Christ, a ministry….a purpose which when entered into and fulfilled nurtures the entire Body of Christ. I believe that no member of the Body of Christ serves a vestigial function. We all have something to offer in the Body. Selah.
Therefore these words must ring true every day in our hearts. Especially at those times when we seem to be drowning in the storms of expediency; when we seem to have forgotten who we really are in Christ…when we seem to be pursuing the “weak and beggarly” themes of this world.
O Child of God, remember! Remember your heavenly Father! Remember the land of your true nativity and the heavenly kingdom you presently belong to!
May the Holy Spirit whisper this reminder into your ears; may you hear these words today and come alive to that ministry God has placed in you to fulfill…may these Words be etched upon your heart indelibly: “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it.”