Read 1 Chronicles 12:23-40.
All ministries need volunteers, including King David’s army. He needed volunteer soldiers. I believe there are similarities between David’s army volunteers and ministry volunteers today.
Some soldiers have previous experience (1 Chronicles 12:33, 35, 36). Some soldiers are ready to serve with a brave heart (1 Chronicles 12:25, 30). Some soldiers are ready to take the lead (1 Chronicles 12:32). Regardless of their experience or zeal, all the men in David’s army were ready to go to battle and volunteered to do so (1 Chronicles 12:38).
David’s volunteers and ministry volunteers have two important characteristics in common: they came on their own free will and God put the desire in their heart. Today when believers volunteer to join the army of a ministry for a common cause, there will be joy indeed.
Father, it is an honor to be a part of Your gospel army. Help us to bravely follow the desire to make disciples that You have placed on our hearts. Amen.
-from a missionary on our Mobilization Team
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