John 3:22 Then Jesus and his disciples left Jerusalem and went into the Judean countryside. Jesus spent some time with them there, baptizing people.
Jesus was deeply committed to relational ministry.
What is relational and what does Jesus’ relational ministry have to do with me?
re·la·tion·al : concerning the way in which two or more people or things are connected.
Jesus shows us many examples of how to interact with people. He shows us how to invest in them. Ministry requires many people and for us to be effective in our ministry, we must be relational, connected and invested in others.
Ref:the book 4 Chair Discipling by Dann Spader states that Jesus gave His disciples time to get to know Him and took the time to invest in them.
Relationships and ministries take time. Be invested in those around you! It may not always be glamorous but in the end it will withstand the greatest storms. Share Jesus with those around you, invest your heart in them, share your pain with them, share your joys with them and they will also invest in you.
Lord, I so thankful that You have given me the greatest example of being relational. I pray that I will seek your guidance with every step and I will hear you as you lead me to others. I pray Lord that You will filter my words and move me to action. I thank you for loving me and I pray that those I love and those that don’t know will will be lead to You. Amen!