Pastor Wrinkles: The Lenten Journey Pt. 8

I’m on my way to Waldosboro ME today to help my brother-in-law out as he recuperates from surgery. The spiritual journey becomes physical. I wonder what I will learn while I am away. God has something in mind because His Spirit is calling me deeper into the fast.

Here are today’s questions regarding spiritual health. They deal with our heart for service.

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 meaning I am just beginning and 5 meaning I am well-developed in this area)…

Does my way of life expresses my unique God-given design?

How open am I to  be used by God for ministry that complements my spiritual giftings, my heart, my abilities, my personality and my experiences in life? Am I even praying for such a ministry to present itself?

Am I serving in regular ministry?

How am I assuming responsibility for or facilitating a group discussion?

Am I discovering new ways to develop myself for ministry to the body?

How can I better serve God and others?

These are probing questions.  I think for most of us the question is not are we doing something for the church (most of us are blogging as a ministry to the body of Christ and a mission to the world) but is there anything that needs to change for us to fully enter into that place of ministry that fits us like a glove. In my personal coaching sessions my coach is constantly asking questions that help me to see what I am doing that is facilitating ministry and what I am doing that is nothing more than a distraction.

One final question to ponder today.  What can you change with God’s help to make you a better servant to God’s people?



14 thoughts on “Pastor Wrinkles: The Lenten Journey Pt. 8

  1. I’m encouraged by these questions! Finally, I’m making progress! Of course, there’s ALWAYS room for growth, but I believe I’m on the right track…Godspeed on your journey, can’t wait to hear what He has in store for you and your brother-in-law.

  2. More challenging questions!
    I am keeping a list of them all, and using it for a periodic check-up. This would have been so handy a few years back, but God DID supply my needs and a great accountability partner.

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