Thursday, February 27, 2014

Don't Give Up-Thursday Thought

In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23 esv

Is your life a feel good ministry? Living for Jesus takes hard work, sacrifice, and dedication. To minister means to serve. The work we do for Christ should ultimately meet other people’s spiritual needs and bring people to Christ. Selfless dedication like this can be painful sometimes. Just like Jesus put the world before Himself and it caused Him great agony; real ministry can be hurtful sometimes. It should hurt sometimes because when we put others before ourselves we are conforming to the image of Christ.

There is nothing wrong with enjoying life. However sometimes the road will get rough. We are to represent Christ in this world. That is not an easy or fun task, but it is our ultimate mission. When you work for Christ….when you LIVE for Christ you will have some pain. Remember just like He told Paul My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor. 12:9) 

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