31Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sometimes it is easy to think that the ministry needs to be high strain, high drama and high drain to be advancing the Kingdom. And yet, God works in the peaceful seasons too. I certainly want to be ready for the intense times so to serve with all I can – to be the best of my ability. But I also want to relax and rest in the Lord when those seasons come. I probably have the tendency to look for trouble and hardship. How silly! It will find me soon enough. Regardless of the type of season it is, I want to be like Paul and preach about the Kingdom of God boldly.
Lord, it could be that this season now is a low strain/drain/stress season, even though I may think it’s not! You may be preparing me for some sort of shipwreck (Acts 27) where the stakes are high and the stress in unrelenting. Lord, help me to rest in You today. I trust You with my days… please lead me on.