Celebrating God’s Servant
Why should you be celebrating God’s servant? From the time of the Old Testament, God has been speaking to man through His servants. They are the prophets; their work is to listen to God and pass the information to His people. That was in the Old Testament but in the New Testament, Jesus came to reunite us with God. He made us understand how much God loves us.
And while Jesus was ascending to the heavens, He promised a Holy Spirit that would teach us everything we needed to know. The fact that Jesus brought us closer to God made it possible for us to hear and speak directly to God through Christ (Hebrews 1:1-3).
Appointed By God
Some of the full-time positions in the church currently may be Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, Adult Ministry Pastor, Church Administrator, Associate Pastor, Worship Pastor and Children’s Pastor. These are the overseers, especially the Senior Pastor, whom we sometimes regard as “spiritual father” since they are all truly appointed by God. Ephesians 4:11-12 reads: “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”
God Himself chooses these people so that the great and marvelous work He is doing among us can be made manifest. Paul the Apostle shared how he was appointed and about the work he was assigned to complete. 2 Timothy 1:11 ~ “to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.”
These Christian ministry leaders water us with every word that comes from God through them. They constantly bless us, and they advise and tell us what to do in most cases. As such, these laborers in The Word need to be celebrated. Proverbs 11:25 ~ “The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.”
They have deposited value into our lives at some point in time. This means they have been generous to us, they have watered us; therefore, we must replicate this. The work is never easy. Sure, they may be the head but they are also human and possibly may need us more. Paul was narrating the ordeal of the elected in this ministry in Romans 8:36, “As it is written: “For Your sake, we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
Fulfilling A Divine Assignment
It’s one thing to be a servant of God but surely a discipline to be a faithful servant. There are qualities that must be found in a servant. Additionally, there’s a divine assignment for every servant of God.
They are called to preach the gospel to the lost soul. Jesus Himself ordered us to go into the world and preach the gospel because people need to hear it.
The servants of God are called to build up people in Christ. Their purpose is to encourage and nurture people to grow in Christ. But surely you can appreciate that it’s not easy to keep up to the Christian work as tiredness may come in.
How to Celebrate God’s Servant
Do you observe the servant of God and desire to do something to demonstrate your appreciation for their dedication to the work of God but don’t know how? Celebrating them could also mean appreciating them and this may be done openly or privately. There are several methods you can employ to start celebrating God’s servant.
Shield God’s Servant by Praying for Them
Do you understand the purpose and power of your prayer and what it can do for them? Prayer goes a long way in covering your spiritual shepherd. They face many trials and temptations every day aimed at weighing them down. However, our prayers for them will keep giving them the strength to carry on. They have continually watered us, so we must also water them.
Praying for them shows that we care about them. It’s a way of showing appreciation for their dedication to the work of God. This might be how you are privately celebrating God’s servant as no one else might know about this. It will be between you and God. Matthew 6:6 ~ “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”
Bless God’s Servant by Giving Gifts
There is a wonderful gift you can send them to celebrate them, you know them and you are close to them. Examine them very well and get what kind of gift will be the best for them. Let them know that there is someone that really appreciates them. Get their birthdates, anniversary dates, and then surprise them with the gift.
Encourage God’s Servant by Giving Support
If there is anything they want to do either inside or outside the church, perhaps you may choose to volunteer to help. In this manner, you can help financially to boost the work of the Kingdom.
Publicize God’s Servant by Word of Mouth
This is free and costs you nothing. It’s good to tell your friends and family about these servants of God. Tell them of the good they’ve done and how they’ve impacted the lives of many. Let your family and circle of friends know that they are making a difference. Surely, this will provide God’s servants with more strength and encouragement to continue the work of the Lord.
Honor God’s Servant by Spending Time with Them
It would be so encouraging if you took your family down to your pastor’s office just to pay a visit. Perhaps you all can have dinner together or schedule a party to celebrate their works in the house of the Lord. Let them know they are appreciated and that they are important. Don’t keep yourself far away from them; you need to get closer to them.
Celebrating God’s Servant at Rhema Kingdom
A faithful servant, Pastor Kendal McKenzie has dedicated his life to serving God. He was born in Nassau, Bahamas and has been married to his sweetheart Juanita for 40 years! Their union has been blessed with a beautiful daughter, Octavia (Peachie), who is now married to Officer Ken Ferguson of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
Pastors Kendal and Juanita McKenzie are the Visionaries/Founders of Rhema Kingdom Ministries, a non-denominational, progressive and dynamic ministry located on Queen’s Highway, Bahamas Sound #18, Exuma. Pastors Kendal & Juanita serve the congregation of Rhema Kingdom Ministries with distinction, seeking first to honor God in everything they do as they lead this church in its mission. Our pastors are extremely passionate about the Word of God and its ability to change lives. They believe in spiritual honesty, integrity, and accountability, and this is conveyed in their messages.
The past sixteen years, we have been blessed to have this dynamic duo impacting lives throughout The Exumas and other islands of The Bahamas.
Their love for the Lord and their sweet, caring spirit have also given them success as recognized destination wedding consultants, particularly throughout The Exumas and The Exuma Cays.
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