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Ministering to the Lord Pt. 7

Well, this is my last installment in the series on ministering to the Lord.  It’s not that I think that I’ve exhausted the list of things that we can do to minister to Him, but we’ve got plenty to work with now.  I want to reiterate that there’s nothing that we can do to be more loved or more saved.  However, we can respond in kind to all of the things that He’s done for us.  Furthermore, in responding in these ways, we can enhance our relationship with Him, prepare ourselves to interact with Him and hear from Him as they did when they first did this in Acts chapter 13:1, 2.
We really want to put ourselves in that place.  It can lead to more usefulness and more purpose in our lives.  It will also lead to more excitement in our lives as the Lord responds and uses us for things that He couldn’t trust us with before.  If that doesn’t excite you, then you really do need to wait on Him.
The final thing that I want to share with you is easier to accept if you’re Pentecostal.  The rest of you can just plug your ears and say, ‘lalalalalalalala’ until the end of the article.  You can still concentrate on the things that we’ve already talked about and the Lord will respond in kind.  However, that final thing is also powerful.  It is to sing and pray in the Spirit.  It is mentioned in 1 Corinthians 14:15.  This allows us to address Him through the Spirit in words directly from the Spirit as it points out in the next verse.  Without getting too much into the dynamics of it, I just want to point out that this is a useful tool to us.  It’s useful in ministering to the Lord in words of His own choice.  It is especially so when we use it in conjunction with the other things.
So, use all of these means of ministering to Him.  You can use them corporately as they did in Acts 13.  Or you can use them individually. Either way you’ll be ministering to the Lord.  So, worship and praise Him, thank Him, sing to Him, fast before Him, adore Him, sing and pray to Him in the Spirit.  Draw close to Him and He will draw close to you.  You’ll make a difference particularly as you persist.  In those now famous words, ‘Just do it’.  You won’t be sorry.
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