Ministry Fertilizer

But the Levites have no part among you…
October 29, 2007, 1:46 pm
Filed under: E-Votion

I want to keep this blog on course. It was designed to help me record the lessons that I am learning that help me grow. (thus the name ministry fertilizer) If what I can learn can be a help to you great! I believe it can because of what I learn from the Bible is not only applicable. However, the goal is for personal growth which can lead to ministry growth.

This morning I read… Joshua 18:7 But the Levites have no part among you; for the priesthood of the LORD is their inheritance:

I have been reading over Joshua on top of my daily Bible reading. It is one of those exciting studies in scripture where you feel like you know for certain there is something God wants to say to you and in the search for it you find thousands of treasures.

Well, to get on with what I learned that appears to stink but helps me grow. I have spent a good part of my day leaned over a Daewoo car that needs tires, can not pass the emissions test, and has an oil leak. I have often thought about setting this car on fire. However, without full coverage insurance I would not be charged with insurance fraud but with stupidity. God brought back Joshua 18: 7 to me. I realized that it is very likely that I will spend part of every Monday leaning over some piece of junk car learning how to fix it. (Monday is our day off/ personal day. I am very grateful for that it allows me to focus on the work more during the other 6 days of the week.) While other cars, land, and riches may be handed out to my other brothers in Christ I will be satisfied with my Daewoo. A Daewoo has never lived such a great life. My wonderful, beautiful, pregnant! Wife used that car to drive 8 kids to church on Sunday. (yes, two trips)

We may not be part of the land inheritance in chapter 18. However, we get to be instrumental in all God does the remaining chapters!

Disclaimer: By no way is this a complaint. I do not desire to be allowed to serve God in full time ministry. I do not consider a bad car to even compare with the suffering some of my friends on the mission field experience. We have two cars and a house. I am just acknowledging the thoughts that come through our heads when we deal with some of these non-fun things in life.


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