Lifestyle Ministry

I have recently been reading a book- Broken Down House by Paul Tripp- which has made me rethink my views of some things. One of things the book has made me rethink is my view of ministry.

Often, I see ministry as what I do at church. I work in the nursery once a month. I teach a Sunday School class. I help in AWANA. I am involved in ministry. But Tripp challenges us in the book to think of ministry as our lifestyle. Ministry shouldn’t be what I do on the side. My life should be my ministry.

When I am frustrated with my husband, remember, my marriage is my ministry. When my kids are driving me crazy, remember parenting is my ministry. Viewing these things as my ministry will surely change my actions and reactions in these situations.

It also reminds me of 1 Corinthians 10:31:

Whether then you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

All–everything–I do is for God’s glory and in a lifestyle of ministry to others.

One Response to Lifestyle Ministry
  1. Mel's World with Melissa Mashburn
    October 27, 2010 | 6:10 am

    I just LOVE this Leah!!! This is something I preach, teach, share, shout and talk about often…our lives are our ministry…not just what we “do” at the church! Love it! ~ Mel