The best position you can take in ministry is on your knees. Mary Ann Ruff.
Somewhere in Kansas there are a group of women waiting to hear from God. Some are struggling in their marriage. Some are wondering if there is more to their faith. Others are so hungry for God they cannot wait. Some are so pushed and pulled by family and obligations that they wonder how they’ll fit the weekend in.
And God sees them all.
I don’t consider this weekend’s ministry an “event”. And I know that I don’t have all that these women need.
But I know this. God does. The longer I serve Him, the more I realize the power of God and what can happen in the lives of those who follow Him.
Which is why I look forward to this weekend.
Today as I prepare, I will study and I will do all the things required to do my best, but without His anointing and presence, it won’t mean much.
But that’s what we discover through prayer. Through inviting Him into every aspect of our ministries, both at home and outside the home.
What ministry has God called you to?
Is it youth? Is it teaching? Is it serving the hungry? Is it to speak? To love a child?
Whatever that position might be, wherever God has called you, the best position you and I can take is on our knees.
Dear Suzanne: Thank you for sharing parts of your personal story. Yes, I was touched by your writings about living in the parallel worlds of dysfunctional home life and beautiful life at church with christ and believers. My personal story is similar but I think I went away to live my life in different surroundings about the time when I could have made a difference in my home life. My Mom’s life turned around late in her life and it was then that I found the Mom I missed all along growing up. So I was thankful for her last couple of years and the relationship we finally developed. My Dad passed away and I never got the chance to enjoy the Dad I dreamed about and prayed for since a little girl. But through your writing I was made aware I need to forgive my Dad for not being perfect and forgive myself for not trying harder. I do so look forward to seeing both my parents in heaven. My Dad had a mother who prayed for him all the time, so I am trusting in God’s promise to her that her descendants would be saved. Thank you for your lovely writings.