Jesus said, “…and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him. – Mark 1:17-18
As a wife and mom, I have a unique ministry. It’s called “the De Luna ministry,” and is composed of two people: my husband and my son. I came to realize this when I started slowing down after becoming a mom. At the time, my concept of serving God and following Him meant being immersed in the music ministry, giving retreats, or writing for the newsletter of our community.
These things had to take a backseat when I became a mom. It’s not that they were no longer important — they were. But I believe my family is my first ministry and I have to serve them first if I were to bring them closer to God.
Today, I may not be serving God in a “big” manner, but it doesn’t matter. I take my ministry as a mother seriously because it’s where God has called me to serve at this point in my life.
Following the Lord won’t be the same for everyone. In fact, we all take different roads to get to the Father’s heart. As His disciples, we can follow Him differently but with the same love. In the same way, when we “fish for men,” we do so using the unique gifts God has given us. What makes this so awesome is that everyone becomes useful and has a unique purpose to fulfill. Martine de Luna (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reflection: “For anyone who wishes to be a minister, family must come first.” (James, blog.hillsbiblechurch.org)
Lord, let me serve my family in a way that will draw them closer to You.
*This was taken from Didache Daily Bible Reflections (January 13, 2014). If you want to avail Didache 2016 click here or call us at 725-9999.
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