Have you gotten your new years revelation yet? That's right. That's not a typo. Most of us are familiar with the New Year's resolution. It is something we make. We create our resolutions, and these are things that we strive to make happen. Even more important, however, is seeking God in prayer and asking Him to open your heart to a “New Year's Revelation”. This is something we receive. Revelation is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as “a surprising a previously unknown fact, especially one that is made know in a dramatic way”, or “the divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence or the world”. In 2019, take on something new or unknown. Get disclosure from God to how you can be used by Him to impact the human existence or the world.
Here at Mandate, we interact with people all of the world doing this. In the first letter to the Corinthians, Paul says (in 10:31), “So whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God”. So the first question is what do you do? Are you in customer service? Do you work in construction? Are you in the medical field? Do you teach? Whatever you do, do for the glory of God. That's our second question- how can you use what you do for the glory of God? How can you live in such a way that it's a ministry to your coworkers and customers? How can you create and seize opportunities to share your testimony and the gospel through your work? How can you simultaneously meet a need in the market by serving your specific position while also meeting a need in the Kingdom by serving the people you're place with.
Take some time this week to get with God in your quiet time. Ask Him the brave question. Ask Him for new ideas of how to use the gifts and talents He has given you. It will be something new, and change is always a little scary. But ask Him to show you how you can make changes- big or small- this year to serve Him with what you're doing. Don't know where to start? Reach out to us! See our “Contact” page to get started. Whether it's going to a new nation with your professional skills with the goal of serving His Kingdom or if it's prayerfully or financially supporting those who do, we can help assist you in fulfilling what He is putting on your heart. Don't let another year go by without a vision. “Where there is no vision, the people perish, but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” (Proverbs 29:18).