KEY SCRIPTURE :1 Corinth 4:1 KJV” Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God”.
Everyone with a special grace, is a minister or servant of God.
He is a steward of the mysteries of God. He could also be described as a dispenser of the mysteries of God. According to 2 Corinth 4:2 one major requirement of the minister of grace of God is faithfulness.
1Corinth 4:2 KJV” Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful”. Anyone with a special grace, must be faithful to God, faithful to the people of God and faithful to himself.
You must be faithful in your devotion to God, that is in giving more attention to HIM. Mark 3:14 KJV “And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,” Being with the Lord is the prime duty of every one appointed with a special grace. You can’t perform, until you have received from Him. Many ministers of God, get preoccupied either with lots of activities or with the people. It is what one does based on God’s instructions that matters. It is in being with Him that makes you hear from Him. Your prayer life becomes a measure of your spiritual life. You must also be faithful to study God’s Word and be obedient to what the word teaches. Meditating on the word increases your spiritual momentum greatly
You’ve also got to be faithful to the people God has called you to serve. (Read 1 Pet 5:1–4) You must be faithful to intercede for them., and in ministering that special grace to them. Act 20:20 KJV “And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house”, The apostle meant, I was ever available and gave my best to all.
Lastly, you must be faithful to yourself. This is in serving the Lord with a sincere conscience. The best gift you can give yourself is a good conscience. It leaves you with no hidden fears before God or man. Act 23:1 KJV” And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day”.
I pray for every minister of God to be faithful in every aspect of their lives.
1 Peter 5:1-4 KJV. The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.”