Early this morning as I was awakened, and I felt as if I have heard the Spirit of the Lord ask me, “What is it that you have in your hands?” While I did not hear this in an audible voice, I literally opened the palms of my hands to see what I have in my hands.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams stated yesterday, “Well, it’s tragically fitting that we’re talking at the beginning of Holy Week because this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly.”
This week has been called “our Pearl Harbor moment.” We truly may be in for one of the most devastating weeks for America. We do not have a vaccine or cure for this terrible pandemic. We do not have enough ventilators, or protective gear for the medical professionals. And we are not meeting inside our church buildings. I could continue with the “not haves”, but God didn’t ask me what I don’t have, he asked me, “What do I have in my hands?”
What we do have in our hands—is the power of prayer, and the knowledge of His promises. What we do have in our hands is—our relationship with God and others. What we do have in our hands is—the opportunity to tell the greatest story ever told!
We have a global community of individuals and ministers that are stepping up to the call of ministry. I believe that God is calling “all hands-on deck”. We are being called to the front lines of ministry, and you have accepted the call. I’m very proud of you! Thank you for being creative in finding new ways to minister outside of the church building. Thank you for your willingness to use what is in your hands!
This week I encourage you to continue to participate in online opportunities, offered from both LifePoint Ministries and the IPHC. For LPM ministers, these are usually posted on “LifePoint Ministries Ministers” Facebook page. If you do not have Facebook, you can contact me or the office staff for information about online opportunities being offered.
You are loved and appreciated. Praying for you, your family, and your ministry!
“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 NLT
-Bishop Tim Lamb