Ephesians 6:7 “Serve wholeheartedly…”

When you ask a Christian about their ministry, you’ll usually get a blank stare, a shrug of the shoulders, or a look of fear and a reply like, Oh, I help at Church once in a while, but I let the “professionals” do all the big ministry work.” But Paul wasn’t putting any stipulations on his words when he wrote, “Serve one another in love.” (Galatians 5:13) One of my favorite quotes from Paul David Tripp about ministry shows that God doesn’t put conditions, or qualifications on who can minister or serve when he said, “Life is ministry and ministry is life.” So Ok, allow that to sink in for moment before you start making excuses for yourself. We live in this broken world, amidst broken people who need Jesus…and everyday you will come in contact with hurting souls that just need encouragement and hope. And unless you’re dragging your Pastor around with you, it’s your responsibility to reflect God’s light into the darkness…wherever you are, whenever God places someone in your path, whatever time it may be. To serve wholeheartedly has nothing to do about formality and structure, but about participating with good will, being obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit, and being used of God…which is your calling and His Will for your life.

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