John Calvin wrote "It is evident that man never attains a true self-knowledge until he has previously contemplated the face of God and come down after such contemplation to look at himself". I have had one passage that I have been contemplating for few months now-1 Samuel 30:1-8
So what are the three things I think I am learning from it?
1. To cry
David knew how to weep. vs 3
2. To be strengthened
David knew how to strengthen himself in the Lord vs 6
3. To inquire of God
David knew to ask vs 8
So. perhaps the Lord has been teaching me that ministry is about tears and facing loss, about learning how to find strength and about remembering to ask before I act.
The learning-process is for me a slow one.