Before a rocket takes off, the Launchpad holds or supports the structure. It is quite important for any space vehicle to be positioned at the Launchpad before it takes off.
It is so wonderful to see a lot of people who are involved in different types of ministry and service. There is a hunger in people’s lives to be activated and to move in the gifts of the Holy Spirit to see the glory of God manifest through healing and miracles. Quite often I notice that there is something missing in them, is the Launchpad the foundation on which all the gifting should flow.
Before the scientists build the rocket, they will have to build the Launchpad first. Or it is of no use to build the rocket with all the boosters and exhaust to push through the air into space.
A lot of people who spend their time building boosters and other major engines to take off into the supernatural, forget to spend the time to build their relationship with the one who gives us the identity and affirmation of who we are in Christ.
There are quite a lot verses that we can spend some time to study.
I Cor 6:17- And I will be a Father to you, And you will be My sons and daughters,” Says the Lord Almighty.
Gal 3:27 – For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ
Col 2:10 – In Him you have been made complete
Eph 2:5,6 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus
It is not because we bear Orange fruit we become an Orange tree, but because we are an orange tree, we bear orange fruits. The characteristics of an orange fruit are in its seed before it even takes any shape or form of a tree. Once it comes to its maturity, automatically it begins to bear the orange fruit.
But somehow things are misunderstood in the world today. People strive to be like someone else to get their label or a name.
Every ministry or service should be an overflow of who we are in Christ.
At that point, we don’t need to strive for it because we won’t be able to contain it but it overflows. Our zeal will affect people around us, speak life into them and pray for healing and the Lord moves.