Years ago as I recall someone tried to emphatically point out to me that my ministry was not MY ministry. All these years later something someone communicated to me reminded me of the person’s words long ago – and what God has taught me about all this.
There is NOTHING special about me. There is NOTHING special about MY ministry. But it is MY ministry. How exactly so?
Per the Bible, “ministry” means SERVICE to God. So essentially I am using the gifts GOD has given me to LOVE and SERVE Him and others! And I get NO credit for MY SERVICE to the Lord Jesus Christ. ALL THE GLORY goes TO THE LORD!
May seem prideful when we refer to OUR MINISTRY. But in truth we are merely referring to the SERVICE we do for the Lord! Ever mindful to give ALL THE GLORY TO THE LORD, Hallelujah!
Perhaps you will be led in reading this message to consider and pray about how God is leading you in YOUR ministry – i.e. service – to the Lord! Not sure how He wants you to serve Him? PRAY! And trust Him to answer! Yes, PRAY, PRAY, and PRAY!
“And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their ministry, and they also took with them John whose surname was Mark.” Acts 12:25 NKJV
“Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.” Psalms 100:2 NKJV