We are a christian organization serving a worldwide community of believers through our teaching, evangelistic and outreach ministries. DOZme generally serves women and children, but through our outreach and evangelistic ministries, we are able to reach out to all people.
Statement of Faith
We believe in:
1. The Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and the person of the Holy Spirit as one. 1 John 5:7
2. Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Acts 1:5
3. New testament biblical practices of the Holy communion, washing of the feet, sprinkling of the Blood. John 13:3-8, Acts 19:11-12, John 13:3-8.
4. The manifestation of God's power through signs and wonders, Luke 9:1, 1 Corin 2:4, Isaiah 8:18.
5. The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His atoning death through his shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of God, the Father and in His personal return to earth in power and glory.
6. The Infallibility of the Holy Scriptures, the Bible as the final authority in all matters of doctrine, conducts relative to daily living.
7. The administration of spiritual gifts led by the Spirit for the edification of the church of God. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
8. The personal return of Jesus Christ, the eternal damnation in a literal hell for the wicked and everlasting life with the living God for the righteous.
"Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold i come and I will dwell in your midst, declare the Lord" Zechariah 2:10.
Are you needing encouragement or prayers? We have a group of prayer warriors "WHEN WOMEN PRAY" who meet daily to intercede on behalf of the Body of Christ. The Lord of Glory is always in our midst to hear and answer. These women of faith are ready to pray along with you and offer encouragement. If interested in prayers or requesting more information , please email us @ email@example.com
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Recognizing Your Calling
Romans 12:1, 4--8 by Kemi O.
What is your Ministry/Calling?
Beloved, what is your purpose on this earth?
Why are you really here? I believe like me, that is the question most of us have asked ourselves at one time or the other.
Well, beloved brethren, I am here to tell you that we are on this earth to serve
the Lord God, His church and the world at large.God created man in His image and
for fellowship as we see in the book of Genesis 2 through 4 until the enemy came in
and destroyed that beautiful fellowship God had with our first parents. He created us
for Himself to have an intimate relationship with us through praise, worship,
communication etc. But thanks be to God for a second chance at fellowship with
the Father, He sent His only Son, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to restore
that broken fellowship through His precious blood that was shed for our sakes.
And now, we, believers through the selfless sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ,
now have a primary ( higher) calling and that is, to serve God using the talents,
spiritual gifts, strengths etc, He has deposited in us for the propagation of His
Kingdom. Sisters, aside from our secondary calling as wives and mothers, we
are called to minister (serve) to God and others in various ways in order to
fulfil the great commission Mark 16:15-20.
God had called us to be His servants on earth and it is not until we have been
ordained by man's authority before we know we are called; for the moment
we make the decision to follow Christ, we are instantly called to ministry. At first,
we may not know what our ministry or role is in the body of Christ but over the
course of our journey, it will be revealed to us. However, its quite unfortunate that
many have died without realizing what their actual calling was.
There are so many believers today that are not doing what God has called them
to do. Although, they are still serving in their various local assemblies or in
para-churches etc, they are not doing what He has purposed for them to do.
For example, you have individuals who are called to serve as teachers of the word,
but instead are busy pastoring churches. There is nothing wrong with been
available to serve in other areas of ministry in which you have skills or talents,
should the need arise, but do it bearing in mind that this is not your God given
ministry and so therefore not lose focus. So many including myself, have fallen
into this situation and became so overwhelmed with the work or assignment
especially in our local churches that we become ineffective and lose interest quickly.
We need to find out what God specifically has called us to do and do it well,
for at the end of our race, we are going to stand before God and give account
of our lives, what we did, and how we utilized the resources and gifts He had
given to us. It is important to remember that our obedience to God will be weighed
on that great day and that is what we are going to give account for and not our
sacrificial good works 1 Sam 15:22 " To obey is better than sacrifice." The spiritual
gifts and talents that God deposited in us is aligned with the ministry He has called
us into. We were fearfully and wonderfully made by God and so we know he carefully
took His time to mold us and fill us with what will help to serve Him effectively
I believe at the time of conception, our talents (natural gifts) i.e music, creativity, etc
were given to us and then when we became born again, He now deposited and
assigned spiritual gifts to each of us and so having said this, I encourage you to
trust God for your life, your calling, trust him who fashioned you, to sustain you
in the ministry He has called you to, because He has equipped you with everything you will ever need to fulfil your individual ministry and purpose.
How do you know when you are already fulfilling your purpose?
I believe you know when you are operating in your ministry or calling when
you go through trials or difficulties and you still remain standing. Nothing or no
one can uproot you from where God has positioned you for by His strength you are
able to complete the race set before you.
Do you ever wonder why some churches close down before they even reach their
second or third year anniversary? A lot of times, they are not where the Lord has
called them to be. It appears everyone wants to pastor a church but God has called
them into other areas of service. So many times, I have seen servants of God starting
churches which eventually crumble or remain stagnant for years and yes, it may not
necessarily be because they are not positioned in the right area of ministry but who
is to say, that is not the reason. I have heard of some who actually know the Lord has
called them to be teachers, evangelists, or missionaries in the field, but refused to
obey for one reason or the other and stay where they are, some times it could because
of the monetary benefits they are receiving as a Pastor but beloved, this is sheer
disobedience to God and there are consequences as we know for knowingly
Brethren, I encourage you today to be confident in God's choice for you, in John 15:16 ,
He states that He is the one who does the choosing and not us. It is only Him who
understands why He has chosen us for our particular ministry and so you have to
trust him to see you through by His grace.
In conclusion, I will ask again " What is your ministry" Your specific purpose here
on earth" Are you called to be a Children's Sunday School Teacher, Pastor,
Evangelist, Administrator, Counselor, Music Minister, Helps/Welfare Coordinator etc ?
Do you have a vision or dream that you are yet to fulfil and you believe the Lord
has given you this vision? If yes to these questions, pursue it with all your heart
knowing the Lord has equipped you with the resources, gifts, skills that is required
to fulfil your vision and ministry.
If you would like to know what your spiritual gifts may be, click on this helpful link below to take a spiritual gift analysis test so that you can begin to prepare your self for God's work using the gifts He has given you. You are welcome to share this information or link with friends, family, members of your local church or fellowship etc. http://www.churchgrowth.org/cgi-cg/gifts.cgi