By Kira Frank, CBM National Intern –
Ministering can be very exhausting, especially over a long period of time. In the past few months I’ve found myself just that way—exhausted. For some time I thought it was okay. I thought there was nothing I could really do about it, besides to just keep going, but that wasn’t the case. While serving at Camp Grace these past few months, I’ve learned how important it is to find my strength in Christ.
Many weeks this summer I would get halfway through a week of counseling and feel as though I couldn’t make it through the end of the week. I would get discouraged by things like campers not making decisions for Christ, yet God showed His mighty hand every single time. 1 Corinthians 3:7 “So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” He would provide me with supernatural strength to finish each week strong. His grace is sufficient for me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” I’m not dependent upon how well I can do but, instead, I’m dependent upon His grace and His strength. When I’m weak, He is strong. When I’m tired, I can rest in Him.
Recently, I’ve come to understand what love looks like on a deeper level. It isn’t always a feeling; it isn’t always easy, BUT it is always worth it. Christ showed me unconditional love by coming to earth to pay for my sin. His unconditional love motivates me to love Him back.
2 Timothy 4 has been such an encouragement to me.
I can honestly say that God has done exceeding abundantly above all that I asked this summer. I’ve witnessed His power in my life and the lives around me. Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”
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