The Bible says: “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord, and are called by His name” (Rom 8:28). Sometimes we only see what we are going through; God sees where we are going to. However, through it all I thank God for His grace that helped me to stay focused. Dr Martin Lloyd Jones said “A man should enter the Christian Ministry only if he cannot stay out of it.” I failed to stay out of it!
Although itinerary preaching suited me and my lifestyle, it wasn’t the will of God for my life. God wanted me to seek Kingdom productivity to be able to develop potential in others and to be able to instruct, inspire and stimulate the people with the pure word of God, God wanted me to give from myself rather than take for myself. Finally, God told me, “someone desperately needs you to complete their life; you will be a reward to many like Joshua was to Moses”. These are few principles that gave birth to Salt and Sunshine Ministries, and my fervent prayer is that this church will be a spiritual school where people are equipped and released into their God-given purposes (Eph. 4:11-12). This church will be a haven for Spiritual Vitality and not just a Venue for Religious activity. We will strive to be significant rather than successful. We will strive to complete the Work, not compete the Work.
To my leadership, you are the nucleus of dedicated people, I praise God for you. May God strengthen us as we partner together in moving Gods people from being accurate to being exact representatives of Christ. Lets remain faithful, focused and fixed to the purposes of God. We are the Salt of the Earth, and we will bring the Sunshine of love and hope to the whole wide world!
Yours in Christ
Rev. Rajen Naidoo