13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This … Continue reading The Importance of Rest
I've been promised a wonderful inheritance, An amazing heritage God has bequeathed me. Yet now, it's not in my sight, The promise has yet been given. Even so, I know that it exists, My treasure is waiting for me, this I know. For Christ is holding it for safe keeping, With His nail scarred hand, … Continue reading A Promised Inheritance
If we are in Christ, we are His soldiers, We are mighty warriors under Jesus' banner. We have been given our marching orders, The Almighty has revealed our mission. Faithfully, we must press on in our march, Obediently, the mission of God, we must follow. Despite the difficulties, we must press on, We must move … Continue reading Under the Lord’s Banner
What is the Follower of Jesus to do in this sinful world that they live in? We know that Jesus is coming soon, so do we just bury our heads in the sand and wait for Him. We read in John 16 that this is not what Jesus wants for us. Let us learn how to have hope in the face of sorrow in this world.
The inability to delegate the work which God has given us is the source of a lot of strain within a many churches. Why do we refuse to delegate the work? A lot of it has to do with a lack of trust.
We do not trust that people will be able to do the work as well as we do. In fact, we may even suspect that they would ruin the ministry that we worked so hard to build up. Underneath this distrust is the seed of pride that infects even the most righteous of believers.
We all fall into this trap because we forget the reason why we are in the ministry in the first place. We didn’t get there by our own volition, it was the Lord that has called us to do the work. That means that He is calling the shots and not us.
So if that means that others take our place in certain aspects in the ministry then so be it. Who am I to argue with the King of Kings? Let us not worry about the outcome, the Lord has it all under control.
Not sure why we are obsessed with mega-church pastors. Not even Jesus did that.
No, Jesus prepared for revival after His departure. He sent out 12 with full power, then again 70. He was training and equipping followers for when He would no longer be with them.
I must confess I fell into the nobody-can-do-it-as-good-as-me trap once. God slapped me across the face for my selfish pride. I would do everything: teach, preach, sing, evangelize. Then He allowed my voice to get damaged. I had to relinquish singing.
Others could rise up and get ready for ministry. They could practice with live experience and do start-ups with confidence. Why had I been so blind?
A key to revival? Don’t be a ball hog.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3 (King James Version) Do you realize how blessed you are from God? Everything that we have; the food we eat, the water we drink, and even the air we … Continue reading Appreciating God’s Gifts
To be with God is to follow Him, Wherever the Lord goes, we must go. To the furthest of waste, we need to follow, If the Almighty travels through desolation, we must also. Where the King stops, we need to stop, When our Savior pushes on, we must press on as well. We are called … Continue reading Walking the Path of God
How wonderful it is to trust in God, Leaning upon the Almighty is truly amazing. Happy I am because I learned to believe Him, Understanding how to depend on Him makes me glad. My Jesus is truly precious to me, A cherished friend is my Savior to me. For He will always be with me … Continue reading Joy in Trusting God
Life is meaningless without God. If we do amazing things and do not have the love of God in us, then all that we have done is meaningless and worthless. God must be the drive in our lives to do the work that we do. If we do not have Him as our foundation, when … Continue reading God guides the way
Let us consider what Jesus did for His disciples in John 13:14. The washing of someone's feet during that time period was a lowly service and was usually given to slaves to do. Yet Jesus, who is the King of Kings, did a job of a slave and washed the feet of His apostles. This … Continue reading Ministry All Around Us