Pastor Lei Hou
Isaiah 40:28-31 says, “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
The essence of ministry is not to have a great passion for God; rather, it is to let God mold us to become His instrument. With humility, we allow God’s grace and power to manifest in us. God’s calling and command for ministry is not just for a select few “called ones” but for every one who belongs to Him. Our ministry strength does not come from our own but from the Spirit of God. The key to receiving the power of the Holy Spirit is holiness, submission and waiting on Him. Serving out of the flesh will not last long and we will soon feel tired, weak and exhausted; but those who wait upon the Lord will run and not grow weary, and will walk and not be faint. People who serve out of the flesh are mindful of success and failure, criticisms from others, positions and titles. But those who minister to the Lord are constantly reminded of God’s final judgment. Such is the key for the untiring work. As the Apostle Paul stated, “… I am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day” (2 Tim. 1:12). Let us minister to the Lord tirelessly according to His will through prayers, reflections and sharpening ourselves in the ministry.
- Have we ministered or are we ministering to the Lord out of our own flesh? If we have or we are, confess and repent before Him.
- Do we really minister to God? This implies that we will give Him an account for what we do.
- Pray for revelation of the challenges you’re facing in your ministry. Pray for yourself to receive God’s strength and grace to continue ministering to Him.