This week I started my Chaplaincy Training program. The program will include 100 hours of classroom instruction and 300 hours of clinical service in a local hospital. On Monday I met with my instructor and the other students in my group and we discussed the material that we will cover during the next 6 months. I am going to be learning some very valuable information and developing some excellent skills which will help me in the upcoming years as I minister to others. I am so excited! I was talking to someone about it today and they mentioned what a blessing it must be to have the opportunity to be a minister and work for the Lord. They are right, it is a blessing to be involved in ministry. I hope and pray that I never take it lightly and never take it for granted. But as we talked I was reminded that you don’t have to be in ministry to be working for the Lord. Paul says in Colossians 3:23 – 24
[Col 3:23-24 NASB] 23 Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.
All of us have the opportunity to bring God glory, serve Him and minister to others no matter what occupation we hold or what task we undertake. Whatever work the Lord has blessed us with, whatever task is set before us, we should do it as if we are working for the Lord. I pray that you will have a good week and that you will be safe. I pray that you will know the Lord’s blessing. I pray that you will see yourself as an instrument in His good and glorious Hands. Until next time, stay strong in the faith.