Thursday, September 4, 2008

Grin and Bear It

Ministry is work. Serving in the Kingdom is not about lavish vacations and VIP treatment. It is about getting the work accomplished. Sometimes the work can be stressful both mentally and physically. The joy in it is that when we are working with a passion to please the Lord, He provides solutions to each challenge that we face.

We must each take responsibility for our share of the workload. When dealing with a team of dancers, it is important that everyone have an assignment and assume personal responsibility for the success of the ministry. It is important that leaders provide assignments for each team member, as well as dance ministers to understand and complete each task given.

We are to bear one another's burdens. It is the source of the burden that makes the work difficult or easy. When we see a need, we should be willing to step in and assist with the task. Understanding that we are all in this together will allow others to witness the working of the Lord. God uses people to reach people. Let us make sure to carry the burden with joy, knowing that we have an eternal reward in store for us.

Numbers 11:14 (NKJV)
I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me.

2 Chronicles 2:2 (NKJV)
Solomon selected seventy thousand men to bear burdens, eighty thousand to quarry stone in the mountains, and three thousand six hundred to oversee them.

Psalm 55:22 (NKJV)
Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Matthew 11:30 (NKJV)
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

Galatians 6:2 (NKJV)
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

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