What’s involved in having a one-to-one ministry? Most people are looking for a list of steps, a formula, but what I want to stress is far deeper than that. It’s more than an outline or a good idea that some organization happens to propagate.
The first thing we must have is a heart for people—an appreciation of the worth of every person.
For God so loved the elites? The popular? The talented? No! Why does Jesus give His valuable time to the morally challenged woman at the well? Why would Jesus want to be seen with Simon the Zealot (in the 21st century Zealots would be on the government’s terrorist list)? And James the son of Alphaeus- probably the shyest person in the NT who asks NO questions, makes NO speeches, ALWAYS in the shadows of the other 11 – is selected to be one of the 12? (Be sure you would never pick him for your 12) What an odd assortment! Proof that when He said He loved the world, He meant it.
Not only is every person of inestimable value to God, but each person has great possibilities as a channel of blessing.
I’ve quit limiting whom I think God can use. I am getting an ever-increasing vision of the possibilities of every individual as a channel of blessing under the transforming power of Christ.
Tonight, before you go to bed, ask God to give you a heart for all people.