It is only the first week of July and I am programmatically spent. Wrapping up a hectic youth ministry school calendar, completing VBS, and prepping for a summer mission trip has just about fried my brain. But as I prepare to take a team to Guatemala, I am noticing God percolate a small change in my heart.
I know God is saying something like, "Ben, You are an administrative genius! Even I am impressed with how you juggle all these details and programs. Nice job! However, don't forget that all these programatic endeavors are simply tools for the real work I want you to do. You are called to be my ambassador of love and grace. To model the incarnation and practice the ministry of presence."
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