Thursday, December 4, 2014

If but one



I want to save the world.  I wish I could gather every person who hurts into my arms and love on them.  I want to open up the chests of hurting people and pour Jesus's love directly into their hearts.  I know what it's like to hurt, feel rejection, suffer from insecurities, and feel worthless. Jesus saved me from those pains and now I want to put on a pink cape, fly around the world, and inflict every single person with His love.

There are times that I get so frustrated and feel like I am not really doing the work that God has called me to do.  He has loved me much and I want to share that.  I wonder, am I really sharing His love and making disciples??

When I step out of my flustered not good enough ugly suit, I am reminded that God has made all of us ministers.  We don't have to have a special degree, a pulpit to stand behind, or a humongous audience to be a minister.  God equips each and every one of us with exactly what we need to share His Word and love.

God points us to the exact spot where we will make an impact on His Kingdom.  Our stage may not be one of big booming lights and a fantastic sound system.  It may not consist of a blog that has thousands of readers.  The stage God places us on may be our couch with the comfy pillows.  Our ministry may be set for the people who live under the very roof we do.  On that couch is where our love pours out onto our family as we cuddle and snuggle.  We pour out God's love as we listen, validate, and share laughter and tears. 

Here is something to ponder....
Jesus would have died on that cross for just ONE person.  He died for each and every one of us.  So why do we think our ministries have to consist of large masses of people?  Why do we think if we aren't flying around the world, we have failed?

You and I are elected ministers.  We have a ministry and a platform.  Be proud of your ministry and own it, dear friend.  You alone will make a forever difference.
xoxo

4 comments:

  1. Oh Marci~ I think you are doing a great job of loving those around you. The Love that Jesus has put into your heart - just flows out- it is so obvious! I know that I have sure benefitted from your love and ministry!
    May God bless you in a special way today! Lisa :O)

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  2. Amen, Sister! May I say that you have learned that lesson well because of your faithfulness here sharing day in and day out. It took me a while to get this one, but about a year or so after I was saved I came to realize that whether I am making a bed, washing dishes, loving on my kids & hubby, or teaching a class of teen girls (even if it is only one girl) when I've committed it all to God then it is truly a ministry.

    Hugs to you!

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  3. I really enjoy visiting your blog and reading bits of your wisdom! Indeed, we all have a ministry. If we commit all of our ways to the LORD, our attitudes and motives will be so much better. Hugs to you!

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  4. You are so right. I just hope that when it is all said and done I have impacted at least one person by sharing my love for the Lord and His love for us. I think God's love is definitely shining out through you so keep up the great work!

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