Apostle Grace Lubega
Luke 2:37 (KJV); And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
Our theme scripture gives us a glimpse into the life of Anna the Prophetess. The Bible says that she spent her days in the temple and served God with fastings and prayers, night and day.
This reveals to us that prayer is a form of service to God. In fact, our primary ministry to God is in prayer.
This means that we firstly serve in the closet before we serve elsewhere. This is the same wisdom that enables us to serve with our hearts before we do so with our hands and feet.
Some people are so caught up in serving with their hands and feet and have completely neglected this aspect of service to God. Their zeal outside the closet supersedes their zeal for God.
Today, I urge you to embrace this infallible truth, that prayer is our first place of ministry. Like the saints in Macedonia whom Paul refers to in 2 Corinthians 8:5, you must first give yourself to God, before you give yourself to men in service.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 8:5, Matthew 6:6
GOLDEN NUGGET: Our primary ministry to God is in prayer. We firstly serve in the closet before we serve elsewhere. This is the same wisdom that enables us to serve with our hearts before we do so with our hands and feet.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth and this wisdom. I understand the significance of prayer as my ministry. The Bible says that God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. I seek You with all my heart and by this grace, my service is blessed, in Jesus’ name, Amen.