Insightful thoughts on ministry that makes the biggest impact for God’s Kingdom.
I woke this morning to the following highlighted on my Kindle app. I am not sure how it happened, but I believe God is trying to tell me something.
Lysa TerKeurst-What Happens When Women Walk in Faith:
“All along this ministry journey, I kept thinking God was looking for me to do great things for Him. But now I am convinced the Lord isn’t looking for a bestselling author or an arena speaker. He isn’t looking for people to dance in the limelight. He is looking for those souls who are willing to press close to His heart and hear the cries of the forgotten. He wants us to do great things with Him to reach the “least of these.” Ministry that makes the biggest impact is that which is done in the secret places, the hard stuff that is void of glory but full of guts.” (pg.181)
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I am presently immersed in a 365-day Bible reading plan, courtesy of YouVersion. Yesterday’s Life Application Study Bible ® Devotion is based on Psalm 4:3 “Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.” A blessed reminder that no matter how unworthy of answered prayer I might feel, that doesn’t matter.
Not one iota.
Because I have the gift of salvation and God’s promise of grace, when I am faithful, the Lord hears when I call. Oh, I may not get the answer I want, but I rest in the assurance that His answer will be just what I need. Which, more often than not, is a refreshed perspective:
If you’re not currently engaged in a devotional plan, I encourage you to get engaged. Make up a plan on your own, or take advantage of one of the awesome reading plans developed by YouVersion, Bible Gateway, or one of the other readily available, free online programs. Just search for “Bible reading plan” and you’ll be presented with several options. (I really like the universal availability and consistent reminders the YouVersion plans offer.)
I knew I’d be blessed, but as is God’s way, the blessings of daily Word immersion are much more than I imagined!