Weekly Ministry Tip, Spring 2018 #6
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Psalm 23 is a psalm of David where he recounts his relationship with God as One who is a shepherd over His sheep (us). As our Shepherd, He provides, protects, quiets, directs, leads, restores, guides, assures, comforts, anoints, is good, is love, and is ever present. That’s the God I want to serve and follow. Here’s how David put it:
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
What about you? Will you follow Him?
Now is a good time to consider making prayer an emphasis in your ministry. As you’ve been planning on confirming your student leadership for the Fall term, encouraging people to go on summer missions, doing a Spring evangelistic emphasis, having quality transferable Bible studies, and being on the front lines sharing your faith using the Knowing God Personally booklet, prayer is what will give all your activities the power and blessing it needs.
Plan a prayer meeting just before or after your Spring break week. Take some time to pray that God would bless your ministry and that you could end your Spring term on a strong note.
Psalms 25:4-5, Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; 5 guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
Talk to you next week,
Ben with Cru