The Ministry of Life

Is your life a ministry? It should be. In today’s society we see a ministry as something only the preacher does. Often times our version of ministry includes seeing hundreds of people getting saved, hundreds of kids being fed and taken care of and Christmas gifts given to the poor on Christmas, but ministry is so much more than that.

The real ministry does not involve all the glitz and glamour that you think it does. Everybody has a ministry; it is just up to you to find out what it is. There are some whom God has entrusted with the ministry of prayer. They don’t need their names in neon lights or on church bulletin boards. They are able to just find a quiet place and lift up others names to the throne of God. This is their ministry. This is what God has called them to do.

There are others who have the ministry of encouragement. They seem to always have the right words to say at just the right moment. They are there when you need them. They are willing to listen for hours on end as you pour out your heart to them, and then they are able to encourage you to keep serving the Lord and to keep doing what is right. This is their ministry.

The ministry doesn’t have to be in a public place. We will be surprised to know that the ones with the greatest rewards in Heaven are the ones who didn’t get credit for the ministry they were involved in. They never had to have the praise of man, they were just happy to be serving the Lord.

Your life is a ministry. Many times we just sit idle and do nothing in the name of trying to find the Will of God, but there is plenty to do. We can find our ministry by getting into His Word. You cannot separate the Will of God from the Word of God. Make your life count for the cause of Christ. Find some way in every day to be a blessing to someone in need. Spend a few moments in prayer for someone you know facing a tough time. Find the ministry that God has for your life and get busy making your life count for Him!

For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak anything.” – 1Thess. 1:8

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