I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. ~ I Corinthians 9:22b
READING: I Corinthians 9:19-23
God has established principles in His word for everything we do. Following these principles in our lives will guarantee success in everything that we do (Josh. 1:8). He has also filled our world with many different people groups from many different cultures who need to have the church, the body of Christ, planted among them.
The principles will be the same because they come from God’s Word, but what strategy God will give us depends somewhat upon the people group where we are working. It is necessary for us to spend time alone with God praying for the people and to hear from God the next step or divine strategy. The Lord will show us or impress upon us to do a certain thing, then later He will show us more strategy. It is the body of Christ and He, the Head, knows how best to proceed.
In the Amazon, our work ranges from very small villages to towns of three to four thousand. The Lord has given us a strategy to evangelize multiple villages, discover and train potential leadership through Bible training seminars, train key regional leaders and give spiritual support to these key leaders in every way possible. God has blessed His work through these strategies. Praise the Lord!
What are the strategies that God has given to you for your particular community? Are you obedient to the principles in His word and the strategies for your particular area?
Lord, These precious people are your creation. You love them and do not wish that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. Please show me your special strategies for reaching this particular group. Amen.