Monday, June 19, 2006

The Ministry is a High Honor and Calling By God

On most Monday's I have to remind myself why I do what I do and who I am in Jesus Christ. I encourage you to do the same if you are in Christ and in the ministry. I think the main reason to be a pastor is because it glorifies His name. God ultimately wants to glorify Himself. Spend time today reflecting on the glory of God, His Holiness and His Righteousness; it is wonderful to just praise His great name in utterances of prayer which are directly heard from the throne of God. Admit that you are helpless with out Him.

Ask yourself why you exist as a pastor/teacher? Just why it is you are in the ministry? Paul outlines the duty of a pastor in Eph. 4:12; a pastor/teacher of the Word of God should equip the saints for the works of service and to evangelize the lost. It is so rewarding to present the Word of God and see the lives of people transformed and changed to His glory! He is in control of changing the hearts and minds of people. He saves people; we do not; despite what some may say today. Do the will of God in your ministry and leave the results up to Him. He just wants you to be faithful and obedient to Him in the ministry. Just look to Him on this 2nd day of this new week and everyday. He is most worthy of our praise! To Him be the glory in the church. Lay your ministry today at His feet, seek to honor only His sweet name and not your own. Yield to Him today in your ministry. He is in control of things in heaven and on earth. Be encouraged as you rest in Christ and serve Him daily.

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