Purpose

Our key verse is Habakkuk 2:2 - "Write the vision, And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it."

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Matthew Davenport

3/24/20220 min read

A very good friend of mine has a beautiful saying. It goes like this:
"Be safe. Be smart. Have a purpose."

I love that saying. It reminds me that there are choices in life. Choices that can help me. Or hurt me. And choices where I can be useful.

To have a purpose in the Kingdom of God is a truth for every believer. Having purpose for God means to see the need and respond to it.

God has led Nancy and I to this moment in time. Not because of what we did personally, but because we both desire to have a purpose in the Kingdom of God. Through the desire to have purpose comes a vision.

The key verse for our ministry is Habakkuk 2:2-

"Then the Lord answered and said to me, "Write the vision and make it plain on tablets. That he may run who reads it.""

You may be familiar with this verse. As our ministry has developed, God has repeatedly placed that verse before us. As if to say, "This is your mission."

The vision for us is to place the Word of God in some form in the hearts, the minds, and the hands of people. Done in such a way that it will attach itself to them and allow them to go forward with it as a focus in their life. Not something we "proudly" wrote, but something (the vision) that God has given.

It is the most incredible thing to know God is speaking to us for the sake of others. A privilege, an honor, and a great responsibility. And very much a thrill!

The book of Habakkuk has another verse that elaborates our desire even more:

"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14

God has a great call on all of His people. Our goal is to help facilitate the Word through teaching it directly to people from the view of the Holy Spirit's revelation and bringing that same teaching into books and booklets. To make it plain that many will grasp it as it becomes a part of their call.

What's the difference between our ministry and the other thousands around the world? Hopefully not too much. It is quite possible that there are dozens of ministries that do the same thing as our own. After all, the point is to serve the same Kingdom of God. Right?

One of the most important scriptures in the Bible for all ministries and all Christians alike is Matthew 28:18-20
"And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them on the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."" Amen.

Jesus walked in authority. It was important to knw that He spoke and commanded from that place. He said to go and make disciples all around the world. To be baptized in the name of the Trinity. To teach the Word.

Did you see that? To teach the Word. "Teach them to observe all that I have commanded you." Teach them all things. Teach them what the Word of God says. How can the world know that they are supposed to follow Christ or read their Bible unless someone tells them to?

Another super important verse:
"How then shall they call on Him in whom they had not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?" Romans 10:14-15

Everything points to this. How can we say no?

The truth is we are not even interested in saying no. We desire to pour ourselves out to this call. We desire to not just step into it, but run into it with all we have. Because we know it is from God. In truth, we have already been in the vision. But it is not just a simple call to continue in, but it is a call on our lives. Which we are just beginning to see.

God always has a purpose for those who are part of His Kingdom. Each one accordingly. To drive a ruck. To paint houses. To build bridges. To wait tables. Mow grass. Help animals. Sell furniture. The list goes on and on. There is much more to be said, but this is our vision. Our purpose. Our need to give to the Kingdom of God and mankind.