If you follow our India ministry you know about our pastors’ conferences, books and financial support for some pastors. You’ve heard about the Bibles and tracts give out, the orphans we have supported and other things we’ve done. But what you don’t hear about is all that happens behind the scenes to make these visible results possible.
I don’t think a day goes by I’m not involved in this ministry in some way, and many days multiple hours are spent on this work. In themselves they not seem glamorous, important or bring recognition, but in truth they are what makes the final product possible. Only the tip of an iceberg is seen, but all that goes unnoticed supports it and makes it possible.
I write this for two reasons, first to thank so many of you who serve behind-the-scenes in this or any ministry. You pray, help, encourage, give financially and support this, and other ministries, in ways that don’t seem glamorous or bring recognition, but without your faithful contribution the ministry would fail. I thank you, others where you serve thank you and God Himself thanks you!
My second reason in writing this is to encourage each one of you to stay faithful in the daily, mundane, behind the scenes takes every mother, father, wife, husband, employee or friend does every day. Most of it is unnoticed and seemingly unappreciated. There is only One Who knows how we faithfully serve, only One who fully understands and appreciates the sacrifice and loyalty we show. But when we area faithful in our duties, not seeking or needing recognition from others, then we can be assured we will one day hear “Well done my good and faithful servant” from God. And remember, in God’s sight nothing is behind the scenes, all our service is of equal value in His sight because it is done out of love for Him.
Matthew 25: 23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
The old spiritual song says, “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, nobody but Jesus…” Are you OK with that? Is that good enough for you? Are you willing to serve behind the scenes with no one knowing or appreciating but God Himself? If so, there is limit to the way God will use you for you are above all others eternally valuable to Him and His work.
INDIA UPDATE: Pastor Moses is traveling to the places where we will have conferences in January to make arrangements. I will be setting dates and getting plane tickets for myself, a pastor friend in New Jersey and hopefully my wife Nancy as well. Pray for God’s direction and leading as we make these important plans. Thanks!!!