Whether we teach, lead, serve in the nursery or in any other behind-the-scenes or upfront ministry, we would all do well to take some time to stop and pray, "Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts" (Ps. 139:23). The psalmist didn't ask God to look at all he was doing but rather to examine his heart and mind. He knew that what's on the inside eventually comes out in what we do (Prov. 4:23; Matt. 12:3; 15:19; Lk. 6:45).
We might ask some strategic question as we come before the Lord:
Doing this ministry assessment, of sorts, mustn't be about berating ourselves for where we might be weak or off course. Nor is it about developing a self-improvement program to get us on track. Rather, it's about admitting where we need help and looking to God to take us to the next step. The psalmist ended his prayer, "See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting" (Ps. 139:24). May this be our prayer as well!
Your's in His Service,
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