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)