We have to make sure that we don’t become just a bunch of do-gooders, but remain Christ followers; people willing to carry out the gospel of Christ. In our ministry we must remember:
Who are we doing this for?
What is our kingdom purpose?
How will God be glorified?
Do everything as unto the Lord.- Col 3:23
First and foremost, everything we do is for the Lord. Everything else we do should be for others. Keeping God as our focus should soften our interactions with difficult people and arduous circumstances.
Seek first the kingdom of God.-Matt. 6:33
While we will never fully know God, I think we should be in constant excavation of God and his word. For our ministry to be effective, we need to put God first, above ourselves, our families, and even non believers. How can we share the fullness of God if we ourselves are lacking in our knowledge of him?
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. -1 Cor. 10:31
For too long I have sat around struggling with what God wants me to do when in reality He has already given me thousands of things in His Word. Now He just wants me to get to work. Whether I am in doing missions in Africa, teaching in my city, or buying groceries I need to be giving God the glory.
Doing good is only part of the equation. The sum is this= People need Jesus. In doing good we can’t forget to tell the world the Good News; a message filled with peace, hope, love, and joy; a bread so filling that even the deepest hungering of the soul can be satisfied.
Like my dad said, “You can give a million shoes to a million people, but shoes won’t matter if people end up in hell.”