"But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word." Acts 6:4
IN JESUS TODAY!
For what reason should we leave the ministry of the word and the giving of ourselves to prayer? This is the question that the first twelve disciples asked among the multitudes when confronted with an issue that threatened to distract them from the ministry, after they were confronted they issued a statement that directed the multitudes to choose seven others that were among them. Why? Because it was vital that they maintained their focus on prayer and the ministry of the word, i.e. preaching, teaching, passing out the word of God, and bringing the lost unto Jesus.
We should not leave these activities to serve tables, there is a sort of tug of rope battle that fights us between this work and the cares of the world, but we must remember prayer is critical, and the ministry of the word of God is why we are Christian, someone took the time for us! Psalm 109:4 reads, "For my love they are my adversaries: but I have given myself unto prayer." The power of prayer is by many, minimized in the face of doing, we live in a continual "what have you done for me lately society", we should emphasize that lately we have prayed a prayer that will give them strength in the battles of life, and we are giving to them the greatest word of all times, through Jesus Christ!
The word of God which will lead them unto salvation should they accept it! Being busy is not always a productive business! Place your priorities in order of importance. God first