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Serving the Lord

God demonstrates His power in the Christian life primarily as each person is involved in ministry.

Scripture reveals the power of God available to His people. The Lord works in us as we cooperate with His Spirit to accomplish His purposes (Phil 2:12-13). With Paul, we can say, “we are not adequate in ourselves…but our adequacy comes from God” (2 Cor 3:5). “My grace is sufficient for you” is the promise of Christ “for My power is perfected in weakness” (2 Cor 12:9). In each case, Paul is either equipping servants or speaking to those who are discouraged in life, primarily about serving the Lord.

Serving Jesus is no walk in the park due to our lack of strength, our schedules, and our own agendas. We are often exhausted from a daily life which is overrun with activities. Our schedules are tight and full. Our own agenda seeks comfort in hard things.

Thankfully, the Lord empowers us to do the work He calls us to do. How often has your spirit been fatigued and your energy been depleted when you showed up to keep your commitment to serve someone or in some ministry? And how often did you leave thinking, “I feel better than when I arrived. I’m glad I came. If I didn’t serve today, I would have missed out on _________”?

That is the power of God at work in you!

We are fortunate that Paul is transparent about his ministry in the book of 2 Corinthians. He is not shy about recounting the horrible things that have happened to him throughout his service to the Lord (check out 2 Cor 11:23-28). He did not throw a pity party. Instead, he saw these events as setting the stage for the grace of Jesus Christ to be powerful in his life.

He concludes the paragraph regarding his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days with, “If I must boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness” (11:30). Paul doubled-down on his need for strength in the next chapter when he wrote the words of Christ, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness” (2 Cor 12:9-10). Paul embraced the powerful grace of Christ.

If you are not currently serving the Lord, I encourage you to find your spot to be involved in ministry within the context of Conroe Bible Church. Your service here will promote our growth toward maturity in Christ, further our mission of making disciples in the Lake Conroe area, and give you the privilege of experiencing the power of God at work in you.

We have lots of ways to serve. Some have been listed in recent Family Connections (Volunteer
Opportunities). If you don’t find something that fits you, give our Staff a call. We’ll gladly sit down over a cup of coffee or a meal and explore ways to serve the Lord with the gifts and passions that He gave you. May you come to experience His power in fresh ways!

Love and blessings,

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