This is the second appearance of David Hernandez from the David Hernandez Ministries on the recent episode of Perspective from LoveWorld USA TV. He’s an inspiring preacher that resonates with a young crowd of believers.
All ministry is service
“Our generation, especially in the United States, has a very strong sense of entitlement. We want to be rewarded for our intentions rather than our actual accomplishments. We need to recognize that service comes before promotion. And in every promotion, there is yet more service.”
We can learn from scripture, we can learn from the prophets. Take the Prophet Isaiah who was serving in the Temple before he saw the glory of the Lord:
“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple” (Isaiah 6:1)
Before you see the glory of the Lord, all other kings have to die. Before you catch that glimpse, you have to be serving, you have to be working. God never calls someone who’s lazy. He always called someone who’s working or at least trying to accomplish a task. God found them in that place of work and movement and then added to it.
You have to go through the process of faithfully serving in the mundane before you can see a miraculous turnaround. The gospel is not about accomplishing your dreams, it’s about accomplishing His will. It’s not about self-help, it’s about self-abandonment. We need to die to ourselves and live to His will.
Pastor Chris made a statement: God is looking for the man and woman who has nothing natural of himself to boast off because God won’t get any of the glory. Wherever you find yourself in life is not you, it’s the glory of God that’s shining through.
We have to be empty vessels. The Holy Spirit can’t fill us up if we’re full of ourselves.
Thus service and ministry are not about how gifted you are, or how intellectual or charismatic you are; it’s about how surrendered you are. When you surrender to the Holy Spirit and to God’s will, that’s when God brings about the blessing.
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