2 Corinthians 3:4-6
Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Today I received my ministerial license from the Evangelical Free Church of America. The process was a labor of love which has taken the better part of 2 years to accomplish. As I look at this nice piece of paper and the scripture quote above, I must always remember that my confidence and sufficiency in being a minister of Jesus comes from Him first. Being recognized by the EFCA is awesome but nothing in comparison to the call from God to be His servant to His people.
Time to get back on mission.