I heard a friend of mine speak on the topic of doing ministry out of the overflow of our spiritual lives the other day. It really challenged me. It’s so easy to spend time with God and always be thinking of other people when you are a pastor. Your personal time becomes ministry time.

I have found a new depth in my relationship with God. I am so grateful for this. I find myself excitedly looking forward to breaking away and finding quiet moments reading God’s word. I finally feel like I understand what it means to do ministry out of the overflow of my spiritual life. The private moments between God and I are cultivating the soil of my heart and bringing health to my life in ways that I have never known or experienced.