Daily Devotion

MINISTER NOT SECRETARY

The English tradition has given us the word minister from the French word “minstre” which basically means to serve another. The idea is that of an attendant taking time to wait upon the master. Therefore when the British system of government talks about government ministers, these are individuals who are placed in position to serve the government and its people. God has called every one of us to be His ministers. You are called to serve the Lord and His church.

Our American friends don’t use the word minister in their government. Instead they prefer to use the word secretary which is from the latin word “secerenere” meaning to set aside. We also get the word secret from the same latin word. So basically a secretary is a keeper of secrets. God has not called us to keep secret the glorious works He is doing in our lives. You are not to hide it from the world. Whatever you hear in your heart must be proclaimed at the mountain tops. Remember you are a minister not a secretary.

SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 100:1-5 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands! Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

DEVOTION PRAYER: Loving father, am grateful for calling me Your minister. Am joyful every time I serve you. You have trusted me to do your glorious work in this world. Thank you Lord for choosing me. Amen

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