ministry: a lifestyle.

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

This summer the Lord really opened my eyes to something vital for my life. A few years ago I felt the call of ministry on my heart. And since attending Bible College, that desire has only grown bigger and bigger. But what started as a desire to travel the world sharing the love of Christ, has now changed to the fact that ministry is a lifestyle. I want my life to be dedicated to ministry in any form. For all I know, I will get married someday, start a family, and that will be my main ministry. Or perhaps I will open up my home one day for a women’s bible study that I will lead. Or maybe I’ll adopt and create a ministry of my own in that respect. Whatever happens, I want my life to be a ministry. I want to love and serve people for the rest of my life. I want to make a beautiful impact for Christ’s name.

The point is: yes, God has called me to a life ministry, but the truth is that He has called ALL Christians to ministry. Ministry is simply serving and ministering to people. Yes, I am open to the Lord taking me internationally (perhaps short term), but what changed in my heart is the contentment that I feel if the Lord calls me to a quieter life of ministry. The calling on my life that He has given me has not died, but the Lord has just revealed to me that a quiet, home life pouring into a family, or a church body is a huge, vital ministry in and of it self.

I do imagine my self going on short term missions trips throughout my life, simply spreading the love of Jesus, but if the Lord called me to lead a women’s bible study, or even to disciple women who have gone through abortions, I would be so content.

Friends, ask the Lord where He is calling you. And be encouraged that you don’t have to be some big-time international missionary to please the Lord. He will exalt the humble.

xoxo, Sarah.

Advertisements

One Comment Add yours

Leave your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s