MINISTERING TO THE LORD

Feb 19, 2024

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 church of Jesus has learnt to pray to a certain degree, however, ‘ministering to the Lord’ is one of the things lacking in our element of seeking; a place where it is no longer about our needs but just pouring our love unto the Master.

When we pour our perfume of worship, adoration and praise unto the Lord, there is a break out of revelation. A dimension of God’s presence that we have never known and I believe this is what needs to be restored in the body of Christ as we desire and believe to see the glory that God promised us.

1 Kings 8:10-11 And it came to pass, when the priests came out of the holy [place,] that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.

When Solomon was dedicating the temple to the Lord, as the priest, singers and instrumentalists ministered to God, the glory of God filled the temple. This glory was a response to their ministering in songs that glorified and exalted God.

There is a glorious dimension that can only be accessed by ministering to the Lord with our songs, words, chanting and whatever melodies spring out of our hearts. As these melodies rise before the Lord, they become a sweet fragrance and we begin to replicate the atmosphere of heaven. (Psalms 22:3)

1 Samuel 3:1-4 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.

When the voice of the Lord was rare and visions disappeared from the nation of Israel, the first thing the young boy Samuel did was to minister to God. As he began to minister to the Lord, that which was lost began to be restored (1 Samuel 3:4).

How many times do you sit back, maybe in your times of prayer and just listen to your heart magnifying the Lord?

General thanksgiving is good but when you start to become specific, your entire heart will melt as you begin to attract the favor of God. That is how Samuel got back what was lost in the nation of Israel.

Luke 2:36(GNT) There was a very old prophet, a widow named Anna, daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher. She had been married for only seven years and was now eighty-four years old. She never left the Temple; day and night she worshiped God, fasting and praying.

This means that sometimes you can fast not for a breakthrough, but as a sign of showing the Lord how much you love Him. Anna ministered to the Lord until she became one of the people who were able to see and discern the son Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall…

What is waiting on God?

Waiting on the Lord literally means ministering to the Lord. More happens to us while ministering to the Lord than in times of prayer. I want to encourage us to spice up our moments of prayer, fasting and seeking by ministering to the Lord.

Spend time blessing His name, singing to Him and watch what will happen to your walk with God. It will deepen your relationship and intimacy with Him, resulting into revelation which releases direction, power and all that you are trusting God for. (Ephesians 5:19)

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.