Many years ago I asked a respected leader and teacher what he believed was the key to ministry. He surprised me by responding with one word: vulnerability. As I became further acquainted with him, I saw that this meant a transparent accountability. In a community of people he believed this should happen among those who were both committed to each other and to personal obedience and growth before the Lord…sharing needs and struggles with each other, before God, and letting Him examine our hearts. As Psalm 26:2-3 says; “Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and mind; for your love is ever before me and I walk continually in your truth.”
Dusty spoke last Sunday of the tension we all share as members of the body of Christ: we must be both needed and needy. In this, there is a humble position before God and others and a willingness to give from our strengths. Let yourself be known and God will meet you in your giving and receiving.