Hey there everyone. Wondering where I've been and why the blog has been so scant? Be assured in knowing that I have been interning, going to school, working hands on in ministry. It is work. Ministry. Is. Work. I think there is a huge misconception to what working 'in ministry' looks like. It's not just office work and sitting in a service. It's about logistics, time, sweat, paper, people, Jesus, more people, cleaning, Jesus...see where I'm going with this? Ministry does not end when the last person leaves the sanctuary and you get to go to sleep. It is more than just being 'on call' like a doctor.
Ministry is...so much more. It's job, its disappointment, its sadness when people fall from a huge height, it's excitement when people get back up after that fall. Ministry is waking up early to get a taste of the Lords presence and realizing that hour was just the beginning to getting a glimpse of His Glory. Ministry is working beyond fatigue, and still having that energy to do more when that person gets a breakthrough. Ministry is being image that Jesus was and pointing others in that same direction. It's being a person of integrity, character. It's a hard tightrope of being a minster to others and a family member to your wife, husband, children, ect. It's waking up in the middle of the night to pray for a teen who doesn't know how to handle the pressures of their household. It's just being quiet and listening to that mother who is at her last end because of her children. Ministry is having your focus be that ONE in the sanctuary to get a clearer picture of who Jesus is and WANTING that for themselves.
Ministry is seeing that reality of Jesus flash in someones eyes who recently was so stuck in their own stuff of life that they missed the point for so long. Ministry is cleaning, it's filing, it's listening, it's worshiping, it's falling in love with Jesus.
By the way.
We are all called to be ministers.