Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
1 Peter 4:10-11 (ESV)
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
What are your gifts? What brings you completely into His presence and fills you with such joy and contentment?
For me, it is dancing when I worship and writing. I can be having the worst of days and as soon as I turn and cry out to God “I can’t!” He shows up and reminds me that I can. I flip on the music (usually KLOVE), and I get to singing and praising and it’s like the world drops away and I’m in the safest, calmest, most peaceful place.
For others, it may be being on a prayer team. The Bible says, “wherever two or three are gathered in My name, there I am also”. I can’t count the number of times I’ve reached out to brothers and sisters in Christ asking them to pray and they get right to work and before I know it, prayers are going up from coast to coast.
Being a preacher is not an easy calling but some those who have that gift, I tip my hat to you and pray for you earnestly. You have such a passion for Christ and some days being a minister can seem daunting.
Find your gift, nourish it, pray for it, then share it. Pray for others to find their gifts and to have the courage to share. Pray for our preachers as they work extremely long hours with little pay and often have a family to lead as well as an entire church. Pray that they get nourished as much as they nourish us.