A Matter of Trust
For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? Indeed, you are our glory and joy. I Thessalonians 2:19-20
Ministry is wrapped in trust. St. Paul already wrote that he did not use flattery to impress (vs.5) and yet he rolls out a pretty big compliment here. Thus I am reminded that my success as a minister has nothing to do with numbers or anything else but you—those I serve. Your growing as people of Jesus is my greatest joy. Your trusting this to be true and my speaking only the truth of God (vs.13) will allow us to do something special together in ministry. May God work in and through us together that many might come to see HIS glory.