Today’s reading in Seeking the Heart of God by Boyd Bailey is expecially applicable to the challenge many in ministry face today.
Just in the last week, I heard the voices of hurting pastors. All with legitimate challenges. At the same time we must always check our motives for why we do what we do.
Check out this word:
“Proper ministry motives point to the object of our ministry, the Lord Jesus. You are the conductor for Christ. He orchestrates His work through us. You pay the price of training and equipping, but He pulls off His concert of grace.
As Christ’s conductor, you point the baton away from yourself. You minister in the Lord’s name on behalf of others and help them discover their God-given talents and gifts. You lead them to bring their skills and abilities together in a beautifully harmonious piece of ministry music on behalf of the Master.
Your ministry motive is to convene gifted followers of Christ into a concerted effort of service for His glory; so seek to understand what others do best. Connect them with complementary relationships, and watch God do the rest.”
Great word for today. Make your ministry motive be the Lord Jesus. Give praise to the Lord who called you to be a vessel for His kingdom.