Am I My Brother's Keeper? - Servant Spirit: Key to Reaching the Nation

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From the charts on page three, two major facts emerge.

90% of the population of Malawi is located in the rural sector.

46% of the population is under 15 years of age.

City pastors, exhibiting the spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ, the model Servant, hold the key to reaching the nation. Spanning the gulf between city and village, they can give of their resources to their less privileged brothers. With an attitude of "how may I effectively serve you", the strengthening, the encouraging, the blessing is realised.

The key lies in using what you've got. As small and as apparently insignificant, if all Christians will contribute their smallness to the Lord the objective can be achieved.

Don't look to America; don't look to Australia; don't look to any foreign power. Look to heaven; look to the Lord Jesus Christ. He alone is your provider.

Be willing to share what you have. Don't even consider what you haven't got, what you would like to have, what you could do if you had more.

Remember the boy with the five loaves and two fishes. When he shared what he had, as small and insignificant as it appeared among so many, when blessed by the Lord Jesus, it fed 5,000 people.

Give what you have to the Lord. Allow him to bless it. Be prepared to share it with your brother, and you will see a tremendous miracle.

Jesus Christ is just the same today as He was two thousand years ago. He is the same miracle worker. He is the same provider.

God said to Moses, "What is that in your hand?" All Moses had was a rod, a branch from a tree. God said, "I'll use that." And with the rod, three and a half million slaves were set free!

What you need is already in your possession. You don't need things, you need a Person, and a willing spirit to share Him with other people. Will you share what you have with your less privileged brothers? Will you allow God to bless what is in your hand? Remember, the Miracle Worker lives inside you.

The other great fact that emerges is the preponderance of children across the nation.

Don't think that children are unimportant. They are the future Malawi. Perhaps a future president lives in your village or city. Children are the greatest investment any nation has. And you have an abundance of them.

Matthew 18:1-5 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Mark 9:35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all
Luke 9:48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.

What an opportunity lies before us in reaching the nation for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Go to the villages, ministering what you have in the name of the Lord. Reach out and mould the lives of the children that cross your paths.

The destiny of the nation of Malawi lies before us. Will you respond to the challenge? Will you become an instrument in the hand of the Lord? Will you show the spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Master Servant, and minister to these people?