“Above all, love each other deeply…Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. ” [1 Peter 4:8; 10]
One of the most exciting parts of the Christian life is learning to invest our gifts and abilities in building God’s Kingdom. God designed us so that as we invest ourselves in the work He destined for us, we discover a deep joy and satisfaction as we glorify God by actually partnering with Him in His work. “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” [Ephesians 2:10]. This use of our spiritual gifts in service to others is what we label as “Ministry” – or as the apostle Peter says, “faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
Opportunities for service and ministry abound both within the walls of the church and outside in the community and marketplace. Whether it’s moving a mountain by faith [Matt. 17:20] or giving “even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones” [Matt. 10:42], every act of obedient service is a testimony to the grace of God in action through Jesus Christ and His body on Earth, the Church.
Find an area of interest or experience where you can invest your life into the lives of others. Ask your heavenly Father where He wants you to be involved – a place of ministry where your life will be enriched, the Kingdom of God will be advanced, and where your family in Christ can be blessed by getting to know you better and serving alongside you. Together we can make a difference!
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” [Galatians 5:13]