Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne:
“Now Samuel was ministering before the Lord, as a boy”
1 Samuel 2:18
This verse reminds me of what our Savior, Jesus Christ, declared when he said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3).
When we are “ministering before the Lord” as a child of God, we are entering the kingdom of heaven, which is within us, as we meet with our indwelling resurrected Lord of Life, Jesus Christ.
God is looking for true followers today who will be “converted and become like children,” like Samuel, and enter the kingdom of heaven to minister to the Lord.
Each of us have been given the precious Spirit of our living God, dwelling within us. Indeed, we have become a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16). So let us minister to our Lord in simple childlike faith and let us grow up strong and tall in His presence.
Ministering to the Lord is our pro-actively occupying the temple within us, being filled with the praises and the presence of our living God.
Beloved child of God, embrace the kingdom of God within you by “ministering before the lord,” lingering in His presence as your praises ascend and as His blessings flow within you, and bless His name. “For behold, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21).
Let us become (the entire present day living body of Jesus Christ) the people of God’s presence in this generation; God’s Own humble, joyful, anointed, and appointed kingdom of priests, who have been thoroughly “converted and become like children,” all for the glory of our God, Who loves us, has saved us, and now dwells within us, that we might be filled with His presence and become vessels of His message of salvation and eternal life to this ever darkening world in which we oh so temporarily live.
Oh yes, minister to your Lord as His child today, even as Samuel did in his day.
May God surround you with His powerful loving presence as you step into the temple within you to offer Him devotion and love, for He is worthy!
Ministering to the Lord is like bathing yourself in the most excellent worthiness and praises of our God. His kingdom is within you. Hallelujah!