April 27 – Acts 6:1-7:22
Happy Monday! | Rebecca
READ: Acts 6:1-7:22
Acts 6:1-5: In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the twelve gathered all the disciples together and said “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the Word.” This proposal pleased the whole group.
In Acts 2:44, it said all the believers were together and had everything in common. Then in 6:1, not too much later, they are dealing with complaints from the different groups.
The 12 realized that for them to fully give their attention to prayer and ministry of the Word, they would have to delegate out different jobs. Because just like today in the church, there are so many volunteers needed that if just a few try to do too much, they would get burnt out and certain ministries would not get the full attention they need.
I’ve been praying about what to do when my youngest goes to kindergarten in August and how I can volunteer in the church. Not a leadership position but a behind-the-scenes position and what I could do.
The church needs many volunteers so each area can get the attention it needs.
Thank You that You know exactly what is in store for me and what my future holds, when I have no idea what I will be doing in August. Thank You for the verses today and showing me how important helping in church is. Please help me to get out of my comfort zone and help where I’m needed.