A CALL TO THE PRACTICE OF MINISTERING TO THE LORD

Feb 21, 2024

John 4:1-38… [23] But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

Ministering unto God is one of the missing ingredients in our moments of seeking God and He is calling us as individuals and a corporate body to get back to this practice where He becomes the center of our ministration.

Much as the church of Jesus Christ is getting better at intercession and supplication, God is looking forward to the restoration of the practice of ministering to Him. This will release the greatest flow of His presence, anointing, and power among His people.

Intercession, warfare, and supplication have their place; good as they are, they focus on the needs of men and the enemy but Ministering to the Lord focuses us on Jesus. It helps to take our eyes off everything else and place them on Jesus as the centre of our attraction: just blessing Him.

1 Samuel 3:1 Now the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation.

In the days of Eli, the entire nation was caught up in their needs and desires, they stopped ministering unto the Lord and abused the priesthood and this made the Word of God scarce. 

It was not until young Samuel began to minister to the Lord that the voice of God was restored, and the nation of Israel was brought out of bondage.

Ministering unto the Lord must be restored in our personal lives and churches, where we take time to minister to Him in heartfelt praise, worship, adoration and celebration of God.

Acts 13:2 As they Ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

The first Apostolic mission came from the church ministering to the Lord. Do not be too busy or in a hurry, set up something that encourages you to minister unto the Lord.

Amos 9:11 “On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, And repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, And rebuild it as in the days of old;

The Tabernacle of David was that of praise and worship. He prayed to God three times a day but praised the Lord seven times a day no wonder God calls him a man after His own heart. Psalms 55:17, Psalms 119:164 and Acts 13:22

Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Waiting on the Lord here means ministering unto Him. It is during such moments that we renew our strength, get up, mount up, run, and walk with supernatural energy that usually takes over our lives.

I challenge and encourage you to try this and see what will happen to your life of fellowship: for God is rich unto all those who call on Him. (Romans 10:12)

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.