There has never been a shortage of needs. Jesus clearly said, the poor we would have always. Needs will always be among us. Even in the most sophisticated society, needs are prevalent. Ministers always respond to the needs among them. They have an eye that quickly sees, the heart that connects and hands that serve. Ministers somehow connect their hearts, talents, abilities and skills to the needs and serve.
Find a place to be of service in your church, your home, community, city and nation. Use your skills, talents, passions and time to serve the Lord. Don’t wait for someone else to identify your place. Don’t hide in the corner hoping that no one notices your presence or absence. Find your place on the masters table. Find your place in the awesome family of God. Find your place as a minister and serve God today.
SCRIPTURE READING: Genesis 39:1-6 Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there. The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the LORD [was] with him and that the LORD made all he did to prosper in his hand. So Joseph found favor in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all [that] he had he put under his authority. So it was, from the time [that] he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was on all that he had in the house and in the field. Thus he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand, and he did not know what he had except for the bread which he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly father, teach me to respond to the needs around me. As a minister, may my heart and skills connect to your service. May I find a place of service in my church,home and community in Jesus’ name. Amen