I thought about a power model when a group gives you a seat at the table of influence. That thought actually scared me a little because it can contain some heavy responsibility.
The visiting preacher talked about his travels in mentoring people for worship ministry. At one point he showed a picture of some 200 refugees intensely worshiping. The story is, they barely escaped their homeland alive with nothing much else. They were part of a few thousand in Malaysia. This 200 souls had decided to go back to their homeland and bring the good news of Jesus to the place that killed their family and friends.
That is when I knew what the Spirit was trying to communicate to me. These people found their seat at the banqueting table and also a seat at the important table with the Father ,Son, and Holy Spirit. At that table they heard God's heart and said send me , I will go, knowing they will be persecuted and some would die for the cause of the good news.
I am facing a couple of difficult choices in my life.This is that table where I have a seat. I can choose to be self preserving and make a pleasant life for me. God assured me to fear not and that He would be with me if I chose it. My other option is to return to the front line and fight for love's sake. I think the choice is clear for me.
What about you? What is happening at your seat at the big table?