DIG for Monday the 19th of February…..why split your life into different sections…..2 Corinthians 3 v 6

I’m just back from a Christian business conference and am working my through the vast amounts of notes I took.

For me one of the best points was the reinforcement that we are all in “full time ministry”.

Everything we do should be for the Lord and His glory, not just what we class as ministry.

I run a consultancy business, and before that I had a secular career; at the same time I was involved in ministry and pastoring, and I still pastor a church today.

For a long time I used to separate these activities into “secular” and “ministry” but what I am coming to realise is that they are both part of the same walk and same life.

I now understand that we do not need to separate or classify different parts of our lives, instead we should use all aspects to glorify God.

Whatever we do for a living and wherever we do this, we are in “ministry”.

We are all able ministers of the New Covenant according to Scripture (2 Corinthians 3 v 6).

This verse does not state it counts when we are doing “ministry” things; it means at all times.

I have a great friend who used to run a construction business and was often asked when he was going to go into “full time ministry”.

My friend replied, “I started full time ministry the second I was born again”.

This was a fantastic response and the same is true for all of us, no matter in what sphere we “work”.

Never let anyone make you feel like a second-class citizen if you “work” in the “secular” arena, you are also working in “full time ministry”.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you lord that you have made me an able minister of the New Covenant, and thank you that I am working in ministry wherever I am”.

2 Corinthians 3 v 6…..Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life


DIG for Monday the 9th of May…..salt and light, wherever you are and whatever you are doing…..Matthew 5 v 13 and 14

What a wonderful revelation I had yesterday morning whilst listening to an excellent teaching from Duane Sheriff.

When I left Diageo about 2 years ago it was to ‘move towards full time ministry’.

I would do more ‘ministry’ work and less ‘secular’ work; sometimes this is what my week looks like but sometimes I do a lot of ‘secular’ work in a given week, and I wonder sometimes why I am still doing so much ‘secular’ work.

Listening to Duane yesterday I realised that everything I do is ministry, it is not divided into ministry and non-ministry.

Where ever I am and whatever I am doing I am salt and light, bringing Jesus into any and every situation, even if it is barley and malt consultancy or teaching about whisky production.

This idea was reinforced watching a video from Todd White this morning; wherever we are and whatever we are doing we are the light of the world and the salt of the earth, bringing Jesus with us wherever we go.

Are you going to school this morning; then that is your ministry today.

Are you going to work in a shop, store or supermarket; then that is your ministry today.

Are you at home, with your family or on your own; then that is your ministry today.

Are you preaching or teaching the Word or running a church; then that is your ministry today.

Wherever you are this morning and whatever you are doing have the mind-set that you are in ministry and do it for the Lord!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have a plan and purpose for my life and thank you that whatever I am doing today I AM IN MINISTRY”.

Matthew 5 v 13 and 14……Ye are the salt of the earth……Ye are the light of the world