Chasing the Heart of God: Finding Purpose Through Service
As future ministers and counselors in the Christian church, there is no greater goal you can strive for than finding the true heart of God. As humans, we tend to make our own plans, centered on our own hopes and expectations. We were made with glorious purpose; it is only natural to have dreams and aspirations. But when we are in tune with the desires of the Almighty, things we once thought impossible become a reality.
How Do We Discern the Heart of God?
It is all well and good to talk about chasing the heart of God and discovering His will for our lives, but how do we achieve this? There are a variety of ways to answer that question; some involve lengthy sermons and in-depth Bible readings. Both of those things are incredibly valuable in discovering an answer, but ultimately, the answer can be defined with a simple word: Service.
Called to Serve
Time and time again, the Scriptures make it clear how highly God values our service. We are told in Mark 10:43-45 that “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (NIV). Notice how service isn’t merely described as “good” but rather as “great.” We are also reminded that even Christ, the Prince of Peace and Savior of All came to the world not to be served, but to give up his life in service to us. Also recall that one of the highest commandments we can uphold is to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” The path to God’s heart is by living a life of love and serving others however we can.
That is what is truly at the heart of ministry. It is why we are called to do what we do. In order to lead, we must be willing to serve. So, what are you waiting for? Contact Colorado Theological Seminary to learn more about our undergraduate and graduate degree programs in ministry, Christian counseling, and more.