Have You Said Thank You?
Chosen by God
In ministry there are those that pull on our gifts, our time, and our counsel. They should be moved to support the ministry we bring whether at a gathering or when it is one-on-one. The Word is clear on this:
"Let him who receives instruction in the Word [of God] share all good things with his teacher [contributing to his support]." (Galatians 6:6 AMPC)
"Be very sure now, you who have been trained to a self-sufficient maturity, that you enter into a generous common life with those who have trained you, sharing all the good things that you have and experience." (Galatians 6:6 MSG)
When was the last you thanked the minister who has consistently poured into your life? It's not just about money, it's about writing a note of thanks, calling them, maybe taking them to eat a meal, praying for them, encouraging them, and yes you can financially support their ministry, if God leads you to do so. Ask God how you can bless those that selflessly bless you, give to you, care for your spiritual growth, and care for you.
Let's be aware that the gifts ministers give, that may be taken for granted, costs them daily to give. We spend time in prayer, the Word, preparation, seeking God for those He's given us to impact. I know personally the time it takes me to write these daily devotions and you would be surprised if I broke it down to you. It's a labor of love - love for God, His Word, and His people.
(Note: I am not talking about churches here but ministries that sow into lives tirelessly, usually one-on-one and other means that may not include a platform in a church.)
So take a moment today to thank someone that has consistently been there for you, someone that listens tirelessly, prays for you, gives you godly counsel, and just doesn't give up on you. Your words could be just the encouragement they need to keep doing what they do - not just for you but for the many others they pour into. Sometimes the one who encourages may need encouragement!
"So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing." (I Thessalonians 5:11 NLT)
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
"Encouraging and Empowering you to become who God created you to be, God's Masterpiece, a Divine Original!"
Pastor | Author | Bible Teacher | Speaker | Encourager