I spent most of the day yesterday at a Kairos State Board meeting in Alexandria. The day was spent in discussions about the new manual we use, software programs that we use to keep up with donors and organizing the Kairos weekends, quality control measures… all our methods to do God’s work. Ministry is always a balance between doing the best job we can based on our shared experience and our willingness to be yielded to God’s Spirit. We clearly have an obligation to do the best job we can at what God has called us to do; yet we also need constant reminders that no matter how great the method, it’s God who does the work.
When ministry becomes tiresome and tedious and doesn’t feel very fruitful, it’s usually time to step back and make sure we’re doing what God has told us to do, in the way He would have us do it. To make sure we are relying more on His spirit and wisdom than on our methods and experience.
The Good News is no matter how bad we blow it; he seems to always be there to take up the slack.
Praise Him for His movement and His grace.