The Definition of Ministry

Posted by | May 09, 2016 | Balance, Pastors' Wives | No Comments
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I saw this definition of ministry on Facebook a while back and wanted to share it with you today because it hits the nail on the head.

Ministry is:

  • Giving when you feel like keeping.
  • Praying for others when you need to be prayed for.
  • Feeding others when your own soul is hungry.
  • Living truth before people even when you can’t see results.
  • Hurting with other people even when your own hurt can’t be spoken.
  • Keeping your word even when it is not convenient.
  • Being faithful even when your flesh wants to run away.

Ministry is all of that and more, and many times we grow weary by giving and giving. I want to encourage you to make sure you are setting boundaries in ministry and not letting it consume you. We must make time for our own spiritual and physical needs, and our family. Ministry cannot be number one!

Galatians 6:9 (NIV): “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

About Rodetta Cook

Rodetta Cook has been a pastor’s wife for 40 years. She and her husband, Ron, have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. She understands the expectations, loneliness and how hard it is to find balance in ministry as a pastor’s wife. Rodetta also leads the pastor’s wives initiative at Care for Pastors called The Confidante and ministers to hundreds of wives each week. She strives to share blogs with other pastors’ wives that will help them in their ministry walk.

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