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What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one. I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.”
(1 Corinthians 3:5-7, NASB)

A verse can fall so differently each time we read it.

Whether we realize it or not, we all have been called to some sort of ministry. We have each been uniquely gifted, which means ministry looks vastly different for each of us.

The seasons of our lives may also change the appearance of ministry.

  • While raising our children, we may volunteer in a children’s ministry or at their schools.
  • As we age or experience the aging of our own parents, we may become more sensitive to the aging in our neighborhoods.
  • We may love cooking and so we volunteer to bring meals to those who are recuperating from childbirth or a surgery.
  • We may send cards to encourage the downhearted.
  • We may tend to our own children and families which in itself is a full time ministry.

But one things stands true: our hearts must be in the right posture before God no matter how we serve.

“Our ministry efforts should always be our of an overflow of the grace of God we received when we came to know Jesus as our Lord and Savior.”


(from More Than Anything, by The Daily Grace Co.,page 76)

We have received much grace and mercy from God, and this should inspire and move us to serve from hearts which desire to share His grace and mercy.

What does ministry, or serving, look like at this time in your life?

In ministry or in serving others,
may we not be seen but God be seen in us and through us.
May He be the One who gets the honor.



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