Today's Thoughts: Ministry
Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart. 2 Corinthians 4:1
Ministry is an interesting word. What defines a ministry? Is it a job in a church, a job outside of a church, or is everything in the Christian life somehow a form of "ministry"? Regardless of where or how ministry is conducted, one thing is true---it is a tough job. If we are not careful, we can become very weary and discouraged in doing the work of the ministry.
I have noticed in my own experience that I need to be reminded repeatedly that God does the work. I just need to be faithful to do what He has asked of me today, depending on Him for everything. Somewhere during the busyness, I can forget what dependency feels like and try to make sense of ministry in my own flesh instead of relying on His Spirit. A good saying is "Where God's finger points, there God's hand will make a way."
For those of you who are serving in a ministerial role, pray for the Lord to give you verses to anchor your ministry goals. While reading the scriptures, look for a verse that expresses how you feel or what your heart's desire is. Keep searching the scriptures and praying until you find at least one verse or one story that you can pray back and meditate on. Those verses will give you the strength to get through the trials as well as the focus to finish what you started. God will bring to your remembrance the scripture throughout the days ahead when the times get difficult. God wants us to count the cost and be responsible in whatever service we do but God takes us as His responsibility to get us through. And remember, we are all dealing with the same thoughts and struggles. You are not alone when serving the Lord.
So we must not get tired of doing good
for we will reap at the proper time if we don't give up.
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