Ministry must be built upon the foundation of the gold, silver, and precious stone that can only be mined from the grace of God. Only these materials will withstand fire.
At this point in your life, you know that no one is exempt from experiencing difficult times; after all, Jesus encountered them as well, so how could you expect anything different (Matthew 10:23-25, NKJV)? However, unlike those under the old covenant, born-again Christians are given access to a comforter, the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is our instructor and helps us to pray for healing, pray against weaknesses, pray for family, etc. We are limited in our finite languages, but we do not have to be bound by them. Allow God to take over your tongue and be amazed at what follows. You will find your ministry is able to give more to your local community; lost sheep will return to the fold. When we pray in tongues, God is given more room to perform the miraculous on our behalf.
I have been talking about living a grace-filled life for years now. Some people think it’s hogwash or just a gimmick, and that’s okay. This message isn’t for everyone, and I am not called to everyone. To the people that I’m supposed to reach, I want you to understand the importance of truly living out God’s revelations.
In the realm of leadership, we often hear about the importance of action, vision, and tenacity. But there’s another vital ingredient to successful leadership that often goes unsung: rest. We’re not just talking about a good night’s sleep here, but a deeper kind of rest—a spiritual rest rooted in faith.
In a world that is constantly changing, it’s important that, as ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ, we lead by example and prioritize our relationship with God. In my conversation with Dr. Creflo Dollar about pastoring in this new paradigm, we discussed a lot of the changes the body of Christ has seen over the past few years.
We tend to be creatures of habit; it’s just part of our nature. If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that there’s no such thing as normal. Our lives pre-2020 have ceased to exist. Although the restrictions have been lifted and face-to-face interactions are commonplace again, our goal must not be to return to our pre-2020 routines.