How many times have you heard somebody refer to ministry as a sacrifice? When it comes to ministry, there are two responses. Ministry can either feel forced, or it can be the natural response to what God is doing in your life. The truth is, God is willing to give His blessings in abundance.
When you bathe yourself in the Word of God and in fervent prayer, the blessings of fellowship with God will prove to be blessings that overflow from your life and affect those around you. When David made reference to his cup running over in Psalm 23:5, his experience of communion with God and God’s consistent generosity were felt by those around him. In fact, we still benefit from the blessings God poured upon David. We are all made to be ministers of the Word of God to others, but when that ministry feels forced to the point where you are constantly pouring yourself out and feel empty, it’s time to pore over Gods Word. It’s time to spend time in earnest prayer. God will fill your cup to the point where your cup runneth over and spills upon those around you. Ministry will no longer be a burden, be forced or feel like a sacrifice; rather, it will become your natural and heart-felt response.
Which response to ministry do you have?
Read Psalm 23
1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.