When I asked the Lord for the name of this ministry some time back, because it is really His ministry and not mine alone, He said, “Golden Ministries.” I want to take a moment to explain why.
Many years ago the Lord gave me a story that has never left me. It defined who I am in Christ and who I will be moving forward. He often speaks to me in stories but this one was special, so I want to share it with you.
In this vision of the Lord I saw a young girl, perhaps 6 years old. She was running through the castle to see her Father the King. When she came to the large imposing double doors in front of the thrown room and saw the two huge guards with their spears crossed in front of the door barring the entrance, she just pushed them aside and ran in. You see the King has many children but she has special privileges, she is a golden.
She ran in interrupting the King’s high level meeting and jumped into His lap. She did not even look at all of the important people all around Him; she only had eyes for Him. She wanted to show Him the crayon drawing she had made just for Him. It was very childish but she loved Him so and wanted to give Him something special. He gave both her and the picture His undivided attention. He treated her like His special treasure. He did not act like He had been interrupted but acted delighted to see her just as she knew He would. She gave Him a big hug and snuggled in close. “I love you.” She whispered in His ear again and again.
Then seeing the others that were dismissed she asked Him, “You have so many children, why am I so blessed to get to come into your presence unannounced? Why should you drop everything to be with me? I have even noticed you watching me from your palace balcony and because of that even the enemy fears me. Why?”
“Because you are My golden.” The King said, “Do you see this gold ring you wear, an endless golden circle? I gave that to you. I gave it to you because you are My special treasure, the one that I delight in above all else. It gives you My authority and allows you to access Me. I cannot give it to all of My children because they won’t let Me. Do you know why I could give it to you My golden?”
She shook her head that she did not know. “Because you gave Me this first.” He said holding up His hand to show an identical ring but larger, “You gave Me this when you made Me your golden, your special treasure and delight above all others. I am your great reward, the one you seek above all else.”
“Let Me show you something,” He said holding her hand so that her golden ring shown bright in the light. “Do you see the light that comes from this ring?”
“Yes.” She said.
“It shines with My glory, and lights the way before you.” He said studying her face to make sure she understood. “That is because you spend time being golden with Me every day and that is your priority. But if you miss a day or two the light will grow dimmer and after a while may even go out. Then you will feel lost in the darkness and though I am near it will feel as though I am far away. You must be very careful to make it a priority to spend time with Me every day, not just time but time being My golden. Then My light will go with you and shine the way. Because you are My treasure.”
So it is fitting that this ministry is called Golden Ministries because it is really His ministry and all I do comes from His presence in our golden time together. He is my golden and I am His golden. You can also be the golden of the Lord if you make Him your treasure and spend golden time with Him daily.