Let God Minister to YOU First.
by Eileen Slattery Berglund
When you have quiet time with God, don't use it for ministry. Use it to heal, grow, counsel, fill, refresh, and align yourself. There will always be more time in the day for ministry ideas. Take the time for your OWN SELF first.
It's tempting to want to skip steps and start thinking about how you can teach this to others or write about what it is that God is showing you. But when God is showing YOU something its vitally important that YOU soak it in first. That may take a while. Don't rush the work He is wanting to do within you.
The most important ministry is that of the Holy Spirit to YOU. This is how we mature as true disciples. This is how we become healthy, stable, powerful "living stones" being built together to house His glory.