The Heart Of The Minister

Apostle Grace Lubega

2 Corinthians 12:14 (AMP); Now for the third time I am ready to come to [visit] you. And I will not burden you [financially], for it is not your [money] that I want but you; for children are not duty bound to lay up store for their parents, but parents for their children.

The heart of every minister ought to beat for the lives of men.

It should never be about what you can receive from them but what God must do in their lives through you.

Look at Paul, a man who understood the patterns of the gospel and of authentic ministry; In our theme scripture, he says, “I will not burden you financially, for it is not your money that I want but you.”

The King James Version of this scripture says, “I seek not yours but you.”

What a heart!

This is why he worked with his own hands because his eyes were never set on what the people could give him (Acts 20:34).

It is for this very reason that in the subsequent verse he says, “But I will most gladly spend [myself] and be utterly spent for your souls”(2 Corinthians 12:15).

The heart of the minister understands that his true reward is men.

Ministry is about the lives of men and the satisfaction of every minister ought to be that they do their part in what God purposes for the lives of those to whom they minister.

FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 9:2, Phillipians 1:23-24


The heart of the minister understands that his true reward is men.

PRAYER: My loving father, I thank you for the great privilege of ministry. What an honour to serve the living God! What an opportunity to Labour in the greatest of all causes, to stand at the centre of divine will in drawing men to the kingdom. Lord, thank you! I know that a life well lived can only be after this pattern and I walk in this understanding every day of my life. To the glory of your name. Amen

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