Draw me after you and let us run together! Song of Songs 1:4
Our young lady has boiled her life plan down into two simple priorities.
She is not looking for riches.
She is not looking for fame.
Just 2 things – Draw me and we will run.
Draw me into your everlasting everloving arms of intimacy and we will run together in a life of ministry.
Have you ever run into a new believer, and been moved by their fresh passion. As we discussed last week, we sometimes mistakenly thrust them directly into the work of the ministry only to see their passion fade and their disciple wane.
Have you seen a young and passionate Christian sign up for Bible School and then Seminary, where they are taught all the how-tos of ministry; how to craft a sermon, how to develop a vision, how to plant a church – all of it great information. But all too often these young recruits for God’s army have lost their focus, their passion, their simple priorities.
I am convinced that much of what turns out as burnout, is due to our upside down system of preparation for ministry.
Why does this happen?
It is because we get the cart before the horse. A carefully and fully developed life of intimacy is the first ingredient to an enduring life of ministry. [Tweet This]
Have you found that sometimes you get the cart before the horse?
There is good news. It is never too late to go back to step one. I don’t care if you have been in ministry for 40 years, or if you just met Christ this morning. It is never too late to press into more of Him.
Thank you for stopping by today.
See you again soon!