HITTING YOUR SWEET SPOT
Earlier this week I wrote a post titled, “Finding Your Sweet Spot.” In today’s post I wanted to share a bit of our ministry from this past weekend–a ministry that got me thinking about what it means to serve in your “sweet spot.” On Sunday we had the joy of being at Twin City Bible Church in Nitro, WV.While at Twin City, we got to reconnect with some wonderful friends, Pastor Scott and LeAnn Bandy, along with Pastor Ray and Rhonda Witmer. We first got to know the Bandys at Lighthouse as they came for a Missions Conference while raising support for their ministry in Ireland. After serving in missions for a number of years, Scott returned to the States in 2008 to begin pastoring Twin City.
While with Pastor Scott this past weekend, I could immediate tell he is ministering in his “sweet spot.” The love he has for the folks in his congregation along with his passion to minister in his community is obvious. I was amazed at how invested he is in the lives of each of the folks there. He wants to be a part of their lives because God has placed them deep within his heart. His preaching is pointed, passionate, and above all biblically grounded. As we sat down to eat lunch after a full morning of ministry, I said, “Scott, you have ‘pastor’ stamped all over you.” It is a great encouragement to see a man exercising his gifts for the glory of God.
One of the richest blessings of our travels over the past 7 months has been getting to see men passionate about ministry serving in their sweet spots. There is no greater joy than for a man to utilize the gifts God has given to make an impact in the lives of others, and the life of a church. May God give great joy in allowing us the privilege to serve Him–the King of Kings–with the gifts He has graciously supplied.