Minister to Me?
by Randy Chambers, 2015-08-20
1 Corinthians 3:2, NIV: I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.
Perhaps you have heard people say that they donít like the worship style at their church, or the music, or that they canít seem to get anything out of a sermon message; the preacherís too loud, too boring, or doesnít have enough meat in his message. Isnít it funny how even when it comes to church, so many of us approach it with a ďwhatís in it for meĒ mentality; while neglecting to consider whatís in it for someone else? If I leave a service empty, it is most likely my own fault, my attitude, or my selfishness that gets in the way. And rather than making the matter worse by casting blame on ministers, music, and the like; maybe I could turn my thoughts toward Christ and apologize to Him for my not worshiping Him that day. And after that, maybe I could thank Him for those He did minister to through the music, and message. Maybe I could give God glory for the lives He changed and hearts He touched. After all, itís not all about me, now, is it?