Servants for His Glory: Cultivating Christlikeness in a World of Performance
B&H Publishing Group, 2021
“We tend to serve in a ministry capacity as soon as we possibly can because it makes us feel useful,” writes Dr. Miguel Nunez in his new book, “Servants for His Glory.”
“Unfortunately, serving before we are ready not only can lead us to error, but it can lead to the deformation of our character when we take pride in ourselves.”
This book is, in a sense, a blueprint to effective, God-honoring ministry, discussing the human characteristics that can get in the way, while providing a biblically based guide to growing into one’s call. Each chapter offers a thorough description of the problems that can arise with immaturity and necessities that provide for maturity, beginning with the work of healing and growth God provides through sanctification.
“You must be before you do,” Nunez writes.
Recalling the years Moses spent in the desert and the king’s palace, Nunez says, “The testimony of the Old Testament demonstrates that reaching maturity and becoming a servant takes time.”
He also addresses how one’s “inner world” must be in order before ministers can be orderly in their “outer world.” Being able to delegate, for example, is part of a well-ordered inner world. There is much wise counsel in the pages that follow.
Miguel Nunez, a medical doctor who also holds a doctorate of ministry, is senior pastor of the International Baptist Church, Santo Domingo, and founding president of Wisdom & Integrity Ministries.