“Well done my good and faithful servant.”
That simple sentence kept echoing throughout my mind the day I heard of Reverend Billy Graham’s passing.
Billy Graham was a prime example of a life lived glorifying the Lord. He used his salvation in Christ for the building up of others around him. Just look at the impact he made by simply answering God’s call. What if we decided to do the same? To embrace our salvation, not just put it in our back pocket, but to love it and live it!
Paul shows us in 1 Thessalonians 2; the FOUR keys on how to minister to others.
In 2:1 – Engage. We must engage others and not wait on them to engage us.
In 2:8 – He shows us we must Invest in others.
And in 2:10 – He shows us we must Model proper behavior to others.
Then in 2:11-12 – After we have engaged, invested our lives and modeled, only now can we Challenge others to the same. So Engage, Invest, Model and Challenge (in that order) always for the benefit of others (Romans 15:2-3).
When fear, self doubt and even self loathing sets in, just go minister to someone else for their benefit and everything will change. It’s God’s way.