Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012
Yesterday was a special day. My uncle is a pastor, and he and my aunt just celebrated 30 years of ministry at their church.
It was a fun day. I got to see, albeit briefly, family that I don’t see often. Those of us who could make it, surprised them during the morning service. Uncle and Aunt had accidentally been told about the celebration and knew something special had been planned. However, they didn’t know that their children and eight adorable grandchildren, and a few others of us, would be there to honor and thank them for their faithful service and steadfast example of lives lived for God.
My cousin, who is also a pastor, challenged us from God’s Word. He used Uncle’s favorite verse, John 3:30 to encourage us, as believers, to live a life sold out for Christ.
“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
Life isn’t about us . . . it’s about Christ. We don’t serve God in Christian ministry for 30 years so that people will celebrate what we have accomplished, but so we can say “Look what God did!” He wants us. He wants us to be faithful to Him. He wants us to be a light in the darkness for His glory. And when we are, there is nothing quite as satisfying!