Apostle Grace Lubega
Psalm 107:20 (KJV); He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Today, I wish to interest you in a matter that has become a preoccupation for many men and women of God. It is the matter of counselling.
I have seen Christians make long lines to see the ‘special’ minister of God to tell him or her their very pressing problems. Some churches have days of the week set aside for counselling. Some of these counselling sessions have been so vastly abused that some ministers have been turned into therapists while some pastors use this as an opportunity to milk the flock of their financial resources.
Unfortunately, most believers who frequent these counselling sessions hardly change. They have pastors on speed dial as the ultimate answers to the slightest issue they face.
That is not how God has designed the Church to operate.
I ask the fundamental question, what about His Word? What are you ministering during that counselling session that the Christian has not been taught in a sermon? This does not mean that we should not avail ourselves as voices of counsel to the people.
But we must remember that Jesus left us His Word and His Spirit. As ministers of the gospel, we must point Christians to the Word so that they learn to fight for themselves; to build their faith and not run to a man or woman of God every time they feel under attack by the enemy. When we point men to the Word, we guarantee that they grow!
FURTHER STUDY: John 21:15, John 14:26 AMP
GOLDEN NUGGET: As ministers of the gospel, we must point Christians to the Word so that they learn to fight for themselves.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. Thank You for Your Word that is a bottomless reservoir of wisdom. I have understanding and know how to draw counsel from the scriptures. My heart is tuned to the voice of the Spirit even as He guides me through the paths of life, in Jesus’ name, Amen.