Written by Emmie Stanley
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
When it comes to ministry, it can sometimes seem like a weight or a burden we have to bear, and we can find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, tired, and inadequate. It may at times feel more like “steal, kill, and destroy, than it does enjoying life to the full. So how do we properly understand and engage in ministry in such a way that it is a joyful and edifying experience?
Whether our ministry is raising children, showing hospitality, leading a prayer group, or taking the gospel to the marginalized in our community, it is our opportunity, and God’s invitation to enter into His work and experience Him. We partner with God to impact our little corner of the world, and see Him move in power on our behalf, and of the people we have the privilege to serve.
He has promised us that His yoke is easy and His burden light. It is Jesus that will do the work, ours is simply to follow, doing the specific things that He gives us in faith, and encountering Him as He works through us and around us. When we agree to be His hands and feet, we are positioned to experience God and grow in knowing Him, as we watch Him do the work. This is the ultimate “take your child to work day!”
Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5 Amplified