I have learned in my walk with Jesus that being an intercessor is more than just praying all the time for everyone - it is using your gifts, talents and abilities to bring as many people to the Kingdom that will hear his voice. Personally, I believe I am called to the church - to strengthen and edify the believers and draw them closer to Jesus. Everyone wants to be a Moses - one that stands before Pharaohs and Kings and leads the people to the promised land but God desires Aarons too. If you remember in the book of Exodus - God called Moses to speak to Pharaoh and Moses panicked because he said that he was not an eloquent speaker - he was slow of tongue - so he sent Aaron along with him and Aaron spoke the words before Pharaoh. As writers we are at different times sending a message of hope, a message of encouragement, edification, rebuke and correction. I have learned that the more I decrease and he increases in my life, the more God deals with my heart and therefore the writings right now in this moment are corrections - undoing all the doctrine that was put in me by "religion" and replacing it with truths I have learned from God in my secret place with him. It is the loneliest craft imaginable. A price was paid for every word and so many times I feel like I'm standing on the wall, banging my drum and no one hears. O' to reach the day when all that matters is that I just be faithful in standing on the wall and banging my drum! I can't make people listen and I certainly can't make people hear. In this time when the message of prosperity and greed have flourished and folks run to the "church building" to feel good and get those Holy Ghost goosebumps - will my message of denying self and taking up your cross be heard? I am not sure but even if I have one I will be satisfied. My Savior only had twelve.
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