Category: Ministry

Humility

Being humble creates many opportunities and opens many doors. It is possible to confuse fear, lack of faith, low self-esteem, and unforgiveness with humility, though. When I am afraid to commit to a project or idea or group because I fear being wrong or fear failing, I can use being humble as an excuse for […]

Motivations

I was reminded recently while talking with an intercessor that what motivates us to pray is sometimes more important than what we are praying. When I first met Faye she was working in a daycare. When she became a believer, she started leading kids to become believers. I had been involved in several varieties of […]

Learning to Look

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls,  who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”    (Matthew 13:45-46, NKJV) Some things you only find when you are looking for them. In the beginning of having a Life with Jesus, […]

They’ll Know We’re Jesus People

We have spiritual gifts. Our ministries flow out of the gifts, influenced by our resources: who has parented us, what skills we have, who our neighbors are, and what other gifts are functioning around us. If I am an evangelist, I will need to be around unbelievers to have effective ministry. If I am a […]

Befriending Jesus

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time. * In a little village named Bethany, Jesus had 3 friends: Lazarus, Mary, & Martha. They welcomed Him. They even welcomed the people to whom He was a Friend – His disciples and followers. They served Him and His friends […]

Being Pregnant

When two people get married, the woman usually becomes pregnant soon. Normally, if she does not become pregnant, it is because they have done something to prevent it. The design of humanity includes an intentional benefit of intimacy being reproduction. The design of the Church – the Bride of Christ – includes a similar benefit […]

Sinned Against

Somebody sinned against me. Since Jesus said that all sin had forgiveness available but blaspheming the Holy Ghost, perhaps, since John says there is “a” sin unto death (1 John 5:14-17), this is the sin he is referring to. He doesn’t say, so I will not presume to know surely. At any rate, that still […]

Judged in Advance

We have access in our minds to the Wisdom that designed the universe. Instead of accessing it, we frequently make decisions using prejudice. Pre – judgment. Last time we experienced that subject or person, we decided to respond to it or them a certain way, so that’s probably the way to deal with this situation […]

Critical Advice

As we move forward in the development of our true identities and purposes, the more public we allow our work and intentions to become, the more criticism we are the subjects of. We need to learn to listen to the “advice” under the influence of the Holy Spirit. We are never as bad as our […]

Successfully Led

We should be very encouraged regarding our callings. Jesus wants the success that He died to make  possible in our lives to happen! When Jesus went to his hometown once (Mark 6:5), the doubt of the people there created a space where He couldn’t do miracles. He marveled at their unbelief. When Jesus went to […]

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