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The First Requirement of Ministry

I’ve always had a heart for the underdogs in life. Maybe it’s because I’ve always viewed myself as one or perhaps it’s the thing that troubles me the most in life when I see those without a voice get forgotten or trampled on.

Sportsman drag racers are a great example of the forgotten masses that make up the backbone of the sport around the world. They get very limited coverage in the major publications and basically zero real TV coverage. The simple truth is without them, there would be no after market industry in drag racing. This lack of coverage was the driving force for us to starting and then

The Lord uses us to show His love to those we work with every day in the racing industry. We do not hide who we are or where our strength comes from. When anyone asks, we are very black and white about our faith and why we do what we do. The Lord is the source of all we do and is the reason we have become successful with our business.

Each of us is given a unique gift. Some will use their gifts in the church, others on the mission field and others in the work place. All are equally important. What troubles your heart today? It just maybe the area the Lord wants you to become involved in so you can shed the light of His love to that part of the world.


The First Requirement of Ministry
by Os Hillman

“The priests are in mourning, those who minister before the Lord.” – Joel 1:9b

The first requirement for being used by God in the life of others is to mourn on their behalf. We must identify with their pain and suffering. Each of us must be broken for others first.

In order to be fully used by God in the workplace, we need to understand what breaks God’s heart. When we understand what breaks God’s heart, we are able to mourn on behalf of a grieving person, or a nation we are called to serve. What breaks God’s heart? When we begin to answer this question, we begin the first step to becoming instruments of change for those things that are important to God. Perhaps it is an overemphasis in our own talent and abilities, or lack of complete trust in Jesus. Perhaps it is the lack of respect for human life that leads to the killing of innocent babies. Perhaps it is the deceit and pride that often rule the workplace of commerce. Or perhaps it is the strife and divisions among His own Body that grieve Him most. When we begin to mourn over our own sins in these areas, God begins to use us as instruments of righteousness to affect these things. It was only when God let me see my own sins in the workplace and how they broke His heart that I began to be an instrument for His purposes.

Today, ask God to show you what things in your world are breaking His heart. Then see how He might want you to be the priest to affect for Him. The first step is identification with what breaks God’s heart.

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