Ministering to the Lord

by Chip Brogden

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The Lord is looking for people to whom He can reveal Himself, share His secrets, and make known the mystery of His ways.

You were created to love Him, and to be loved by Him. But too many times, the work of the Lord becomes more important than the Lord of the work. Like Martha, you become troubled with “much serving”, and you miss the blessing Mary has discovered by sitting at the feet of Jesus. Ministry to people is important, but it isn’t the most important thing. We know all about ministering to one another – preaching, teaching, singing, conducting evangelistic crusades and sending missionaries. All these things are needed, but learning how to minister to the Lord is the most important ministry of all because this is the basis for every other kind of ministry. Sadly, few people know how to do this. Therefore, ministry to the Lord is on the verge of becoming extinct.

The Father is seeking those who will worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. Jesus stands at the door and knocks, waiting for a lukewarm Church to open up to Him. He is looking for men and women who are not after the things He has or the things He does, but are after His very heart. The question is: has He found what He is looking for in us?

In this series, we discuss what it means to meet the Lord’s Need and we introduce the concept of reaching up, reaching in, and reaching out. We talk about the difference between ministering for the Lord and ministering to the Lord. We show you how to enter into the Holy of Holies and experience the fellowship, communion, and relationship with God that He wants each of us to enjoy. And, we give you some practical advice for establishing a place where the Lord’s Need is met – first in your own heart and then in your small group, church, or fellowship.

The Lord is looking for people to whom He can reveal Himself, share His secrets, and make known the mystery of His ways. But there is no revelation without a relationship. Ministering To The Lord will encourage you to go beyond the veil and spend more time sitting at His feet in the Secret Place of the Most High God, where you learn how to be a friend He can confide in.

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About the Author

CHIP BROGDEN is a best-selling author, teacher, and former pastor. His writings and teachings reach more than 135 nations with a simple, consistent, Christ-centered message focusing on relationship, not religion. Learn more »


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