Guest Post of Aaron David:
Father has blessed me with ministry. But I never went to seminary and I know almost nothing about religion or churchiness at all. I was very surprised, and even more delighted, to learn as I worked that I minister to Father God, not men. That I minister to God through men. That ministry, as far as men are concerned, is to help them to become ministers to God so that they will help others become ministers to God who will then help still others become ministers to God, and so forth.
I quickly learned, to my further delight, that ministry is not a position or a job. It is a life. And not only is it a life, it is the life that is not expected of a Christian, but the life that proves one is a Christian. And a Christian ministers to God in all that they do, day and night, because love for God compels them to do so.
I do not minister to God because I think to please Him, but because I delight in Him. Because I adore Him. Most people see their days as something to get through but I see each day as a series of unique opportunities to serve God through all I meet and by everything that lives in my heart. Opportunities to praise Him, to be grateful, to testify of Him, to worship Him, to defend Him, and because I minister to God, when such opportunity arises through others, to heal Him and to comfort Him. That may sound strange, but His share is total in us, whether it is joy, suffering, sickness or hunger, etc. God experiences all that we do. So I am blessed to minister to God who saved me and healed me. Surely this is the duty of every man because He died equally for all, but for me it is my blessed joy.
My ministry is not like others. I do not see the same faces with the same problems each day. When Father sends someone to me they receive what He wills for them and I don’t see many ever again. Some few I see often. Some less often. But it is always a unique blessing.
I have no building but I am blessed to sing to Him and share my joy in Him with all who pass by or are compelled to stop a while. My hat is filled with enough to take care of my needs each day and still bless others with what He gives me.
One young man I see often who really loves to learn, he said he prayed for God to send someone to teach him the truth. He told me I shouldn’t be wasting so much time on him and the few others that come by, that I should have a church.
I told him about the 99 Father left in the wilderness for love of him and that the more there are in the pews, the weaker the message becomes for each. About how our salvation’s are as unique as God made each of us to be. About how we are never to number God’s people anyway.
Then I looked him in the eyes and told him, motioning between us, that this is as big as ministry gets.
May you love God day and night with all that you are! Shalom