[R]eal prayer is not an excuse for laziness but, in fact, is one of the most arduous engagements I know of in ministry. Prayer is not a replacement for hard work but, in most cases, empowerment for even more fruitful work.
You’re going to come across some truly gifted people in your lifetime that seem to know all the answers. However, they lost their personal relationship with God, along the way. Love them anyways, and do everything you can to help them restore that relationship. They are fighting a war that you don’t know anything about.
A preacher shouldn’t preach just to make you feel good. Then it’s about the money not about the teach. He should preach the truth because the truth shall set you free.
Lordship and rapport are the keys to save us from being combative and make us more attractive in spiritual conversations.
God is the message owner; prophets and pastors are messengers. It’s happens on no account when the messenger becomes greater than the message owner! Let’s us avoid these “human worships”, confining our source of hope in prophets, kings, presidents, lawyers, etc. God deserves the greatest honour!
They weren’t people that liked change. They were the kind of people that would have tied change to a chair with dental floss if they could in order to avoid it. They were the type of people who desired to live in their virtual bubbles and grew to resent anyone that challenged that world.
People who fit don’t seek. The seekers are those that don’t fit.
There is nothing worse for a young convert than to be thrust into leadership without mentoring and ongoing coaching because the devil relishes these vulnerable souls.
We are weak Christians simply because we have refused to be bondservants of Christ