My life is challenged by modern-day apostles. True apostles. Not the ones taking out full page ads in magazines. The ones actually doing the work of an apostle, too busy to self-promote. They are affirmed in this ministry by the Spirit and the Church recognizes it.
The past few months we have had a few in that company visit our church. We support their ministries. They are plowing new ground in areas where the gospel may never have been preached before. These are people who are humble, yet have a clear vision of what the Spirit has ahead for them in their lives. I am deeply grateful for their ministry, their example, and their friendship. Their lives challenge me, calling me to refresh my own calling from the Lord.
I am grateful for the Lord stirring those gifts up in his Body in times like this.