Category: Ministry

If-it-be-Thy-Will Prayers

When we really are stumped regarding the best thing to pray, it is, like always, good to pray for God’s will to be done. Using “If it be Thy will” prayers as a substitute for finding, through study and prayer and fasting or whatever it takes, what His will happens to be, is not likely […]

Inviting People

You have influence over someone. That influence may be great or small. It may be greater than anyone else’s over a certain person or group, and still be small. Whatever the size or the expectation of its strength, stay alert for any opportunity the Spirit of God gives you to invite someone to life in […]

Testimonies

When you get a blessing, make noise about it. Especially if it is particularly supernatural. When the woman who had the never-ending menstrual cycle got healed by touching Jesus’ clothes, it apparently made the local papers: when Jesus appeared in Gennesaret after Peter walked on water, everybody wanted to touch Jesus’ clothes. Anybody who did […]

Being a Sweet Aroma

But thanks be to God, who always puts us on display in Christ, and spreads through us in every place the scent of knowing Him. (2 Corinthians 2:14-15 from Holman Christian Standard Bible ©®) The scent of an organic item can be good or bad. Bacteria stink. Some flowers even stink. Most fruit, when mature, […]

Hoping in His Calling

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the perception of your mind may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of […]

Types and Anti-Types

In 1 Peter 3:18-22, Peter wrote about Noah’s experience in the ark he built, calling it an “antitype” of baptism. Many things we see or experience in the life we have in Christ are types or anti-types. Learning about some dynamic of the Kingdom of God is frequently a preview of an experience the next […]

Emotional and Mental Tiredness

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your […]

Staying Honest

What does honesty look like in every arena in which it can exist? How do we keep its protection as a belt? Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. For our battle is […]

Regrafting

My father did some grafting in his garden when I was young. Grafting is either taking part of one organism and making it grow in another place on the same organism, or taking part of one organism and making it grow as part of another organism. Some real examples are: skin from part of your […]

Motivation

What motivates you with regard to your discipleship? Some common possibilities: Fear of hell Hope for Heaven Fear of being accused of failure Fear of disappointing Jesus Fear of disappointing other people Love for Jesus […]

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