Your calling doesn’t really relate to a ministry. It relates to a lifestyle that allows you permission to do certain things in certain areas that God has called you to. We’re all in the ministry, and we’re all full-time! Whatever it is you’re called to, whether it’s professional, sporting, political, business or entertainment, there is a lifestyle in the Spirit that has been set aside for you, and there are gifts and an anointing that God wants to bestow upon you so that you can do the best job possible in partnership with Jesus.
(from Developing Your Destiny)
What we are experiencing as we journey with the Lord is a constant upgrade in our reality of God’s nature. Every day offers us an opportunity to discover something more of who He is. Every week, every month, every situation, every event, every issue offers us the possibility that somehow in this situation we are going to get an upgrade of who God is for us. Now, why would we not want to be fascinated by that? This is a major part of our identity. We are so fascinated by Jesus!
(from Maintaining Our Inner Compass)
Nothing works against the fruit of the Spirit. When you start to practice it, and you start to give yourself to practicing it, see what happens in you. You get stronger, you get bigger, you get more like Jesus. As you sow a fruit of the Spirit into someone’s life and you practice the fruit of the Spirit, you reap more and more of the nature of God back into your own. You can’t sow potatoes and reap rhubarb, right? You can’t! So what you sow you reap. If you sow peace you are going to get peace. If you sow love you are going to be loved.
(from Cultivating The Fruit Of The Spirit)
We need to know how to engage with the living God. Part of that process is that we count everything as joy. If God is the most joyful person ever, then you need to know the joy of the Lord. If you knew the joy of the Lord the way He wants you to know it, you would never be weak ever again because it’s an ongoing supply and source of strength and power. The joy of the Lord is our strength.
(from The Way Of The Warrior)
Reckless Devotion Day 86
We are not experts. We haven’t learned how to do church and revival; we only know to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God (see 1 Peter 5:6). We gravitate to the low things of the world. Competition and comparison with others don’t suit our DNA. We feel no pressure to succeed and excel, but we find joy in doing things well by the power of the Spirit.
God’s ways are the reverse of the world’s. We waste our time on the un-influential and the few, stopping for the one. We show that God cares when no one else does. We go to the neglected, the forgotten, the lonely. We will go anywhere, if possible, to minister to the meek and desperate, the poor in spirit who truly understand their need of God.
The truth is, we are doing what Jesus has told us to do where He has placed us. You must do what God has told you to do wherever He has placed you. But these values we have learned are transferable. If you can learn to humble yourself and depend fully on Jesus, in reckless devotion, you will see miracles. You will see fruit. You will see broken filled with His presence, you will begin to see His life spilling out all over.
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things…” (John 14:26, NASB).