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There’s Always Room For More
In 1964 Kraft Foods came up with a memorable slogan “There’s always room for Jell-O.” And while this slogan helped sell more Jell-O, it’s a principle from God’s word that should be taken to heart.
When Joshua was dividing up the land amongst the tribes of Israel, the land given to Simeon was not enough to support their number, so they took some from Judah’s share, who gave it willingly because they had more than they could inhabit (Joshua 19:9).
There’s always room for more to come and minister, and no ministry is the exclusive right of anyone, because it isn’t “my” ministry; rather it’s God’s.
In sending out the 72 Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Luke 10:2)
When the Holy Spirit fell upon the 70 elders of Israel, there were two who remained in the camp who didn’t go to the tabernacle with the rest, but the Holy Spirit fell upon them as well and they began to prophecy. Joshua told Moses to rebuke them, but Moses said, “Oh, that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them!” (Numbers 11:29)
We see this spirit within John the Baptist. When his disciples came to him complaining that Jesus was baptizing more than they were down the river from them, John was overjoyed and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven … He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:27-30)
There’s always room for more, because there are way too many people out there who haven’t heard the good news and who haven’t received a touch from God. So let’s get over ourselves and get along in order to get the good new out there, remembering that it’s all about Jesus Christ and not about us.
Oh, that all would minister.
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