Broken Hearts

  • Sept. 12, 2017
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I once heard someone say that all ministry for the Master must have the sacrificial spirit of the Master.

Broken Hearts

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson. I once heard someone say that all ministry for the Master must have the sacrificial spirit of the Master. In other words, we can do many worthy things: we could witness to the unsaved, care for orphans, help the poor, feed the hungry, and all kinds of great acts of service. But if your heart is not aching or broken over these needs, if there is no degree of sacrifice or heartfelt compassion, if there is no emotion in your service, no groaning in prayer for these people, it’s not Christian ministry. It’s what it means to serve with compassion:com means with and passion means suffering - with suffering. It’s what Ephesians means when it says that we should serve wholeheartedly. So friend, put behind you halfhearted service. People are perishing. So let’s give the gospel, reach the poor, help the elderly, and serve the homeless with zeal and heartfelt fervor for the Lord. 

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