Patterns Of Service-feel After

 Apostle Grace Lubega

Numbers 11:16-17 (KJV); And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee. And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which [is] upon thee, and will put [it] upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear [it] not thyself alone.

Every minister of God can only multiply himself in men and women that carry “a genuine feel after” of his spirit. And, every time a minister multiplies himself in men, he lightens his own burden.

This feeling after is the ability to feel like he (the minister) feels about the things of God.

It is deceptive for people to always assume that because they serve in ministry or are close to the man of God, therefore they feel after his spirit.

In our theme scripture, we are not told how long Moses had felt the heavy burden alone before he finally asked God for relief.

It is possible that during that time, some men worked very close to Moses, served him every day and assumed they were carrying his burden.

If there were men that truly felt after Moses’ heart, he should have felt relieved without asking God to relieve him. They would have sensed what the man of God felt, wisdom would have prompted them to relieve Moses even before he prayed to God.

How then do you feel after the heart of the man or woman of God you serve?

Acts 17:27 in explaining this principle of “feeling after” says, “That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us.”

When you feel after God, you will feel after the hearts of His ministers.
When you understand the responsibility and mandate of the gospel like God does, you will walk in the true patterns of service in ministry.

Ask God to examine and weigh your “feel-after-Him”, for it is only when you learn to truly FEEL AFTER GOD, that you can feel-after His servants whom He has set before you, to lighten their burden in the Gospel.

FURTHER STUDY: Galatians 6:2, Philippians 2:5-8


It’s only when you learn to truly FEEL AFTER GOD, that you can feel-after His servants whom He has set before you to lighten their burden in the Gospel.

PRAYER: Abba, I thank you for this great wisdom that aligns my spirit to the patterns of feeling after you even as I serve your ministers. It can only start with you Lord. Like the Macedonian church that first gave themselves to you before they gave themselves to your servant Paul, I feel after you that I may lighten the burden of your ministers. I am built up daily in this understanding. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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