Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Meaning of Ministry

I spent five and a half years working in two pretty amazing schools. I had the opportunity to work with some wonderful people, and through a lot of hard work and team efforts, were able to accomplish some pretty amazing feats.

I have recently found myself questioning if we have forgotten the true of meaning of ministry. After all, crack open the good book, His Word. Does Jesus boast about his accomplishments? Does he think he is so amazing because He was sent as a little baby to save the world? Therefore, if Jesus, the King of Kings, humbled himself to be born in a stable and die on a cross, is it really wise for us to take pride in our own accomplishments?

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

More importantly, do you have to have a title to be a servant of God? I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best professors, district leaders, pastors, principals, deaconesses, and teachers in ministry, but the some of best servants I have ever seen were students. The innocence and faith of child is a pretty awesome witness. We are saved by that little baby, Jesus, the Savior of the world. As we go about the busyness of the Advent season, remember to keep your focus on the Prince of Peace.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6