Yesterday while out with the family, my mix tape that contains White Heart's album Powerhouse was playing. There's a prayer post somewhere in the last 500+ days that I've written titled, Lovers & Dreamers, inspired by White Heart's song by the same name.
What struck me, though was the question posed before the chorus of the song kicks in.
"But how wise is a wise-man, if all he ever does is sit in his chair?"
The lyrics proceed by stating that you have the option of taking your seat in the stands, but in the next verse, pleads that one wouldn't choose that option.
As pastor has stated many times, it's great to come to church, and receive the message and worship together; to learn and grow through ministry and to watch your kids learn the things of God... all such things are great.
But eventually, part of being "a part of the chair" means being involved. Not only in receiving ministry, but in contributing to ministry. If being effective and efficient continually and constantly relies on the same people...
It figures, I'm writing this as the final touches are taking place in our family for church, and kids keeping asking for the same, one person in asking for help to finish getting ready.
The same occurs in church... the same people constantly being asked, occassionally wondering... "is there nobody else who can do what you are asking me to do?"
Pray, this #effectiveSunday, for those in ministry, whether leading or helping, who are frustrated and tired by "always" being the one(s) to do the work. Pray they would be strengthened and encouraged by God, even this hour. Pray that there would those who would come forward, to offer some much needed help and reprieve for those who've faithfully served. May God accomplish the miraculous this day, as the Word of God goes forth... as we have prayed this week, may hearts received; minds understand; the body healed and relationships restored.
May there be an increase in the harvest of the kingdom of God
Because of an influx in the number of God's harvesters.
For the glory of God
And the cause of Jesus Christ.
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