“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:17
Many times when we are in a position to serve others, we can forget that true ministry begins with our own personal relationship with the Lord. Sometimes we can focus on being used to help others grow that we fail to let God continue His growth in us. God doesn’t just want us to be conduits of His love and vessels used by Him, He wants to keep on touching our lives on a continual basis and use us to touch others. He wants to minister to us as well as through us.
The next time you go to God in prayer, wait and see how God wants to touch your heart personally and afterwards focus on praying for those you have a burden for. The next time you open your Bible, ask God what is it He wants you to know for your own spiritual growth before you study to teach someone else. Let God minister to you and through you.
He has a special word of encouragement, a message of hope, invaluable wisdom and rich knowledge to give YOU because He cares about you too, not only those in your life.
Prayer: Yes Father, thank you for caring so much for me that you desire to minister to my heart too. I ask that you minister to and through me. Help me receive from you what you are wanting me to receive in my personal time with you. Before you use me to touch anyone’s life today, touch my heart, fill me with your Holy Spirit, and minister to every part of my soul. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read 2 Peter 1:1-10)