According to the Prophet Isaiah, every leader is in one of two places: either your river is turning into a desert, or your desert in turning into a river.
These days, it seems there is a tremendous amount of stress and pressure on ministers every where we go. Of course, a portion of this reality is a sign that we are near the end of the age. Jesus prophesied "some hearts would fail because of fear", and others "...even the very elite would suffer deception", etc.
The deception of this age is that we have tremendous resources, higher education, and the like. So, it is easy to rely on the arm of flesh. This is where the outside stress and pressure takes its liberty and bring havoc into the life of a ministry leader.
I don't know about you, but whatever confidence I have in knowledge and experience can, at times, be an enemy. Nothing I know or have experienced in ministry secures my position, neither do these present opportunities where I can do ministry without the aid of the Holy Spirit. If anything...experience will work against us...if we're not mindful of this.
Beloved, many times, what we consider to be our greatest strength, in all actuality, can equally be our greatest weakness. Selah!
Legacy of Worship, Int'l is poised to step into its greatest hour of ministry. Yet, I am reminded (again and again) of my need to press further into God's heart and lose myself in Him. I'm not describing a return to "knee-knocking" and "butterflies in our stomachs" like many of us first experienced in the beginning of our ministries. But what I am describing is to never leave that place of "Lord, I can't do this without YOU". Like Moses, our conclusion must be, "I won't go unless You go with me".
Regardless of the level from which you minister, this is your fortunate reality. YOU MUST DECREASE (even though my ministry and influence increases), AND HE MUST INCREASE.
Until He comes,
Posted on Tue, May 24, 2011
by Bill Faught, Jr. filed under