March 6, 2013 Posted by admin in Power

Power For Christian Ministry

Power For Christian Ministry

There's no business like church business. If you've ever been behind the scenes of any thriving Christian ministry you would understand where I'm coming from. Every week, the wheels of the church machine keep turning. The gospel is being preached, disciples are being made and lives are being changed all over the globe. Regardless of what happens around us nothing can stop this movement. There's power behind us that cannot be contained.

Welcome to Part 16 of our blog series on The Power of God. See Part 1, "Unleashing The Power Of God In Your Life" for seven dimensions of God's power described in The New Testament. Today we continue with the fourth dimension of God's power; Ischys which means "ability, force, strength and might" Click here for Part 15, "Surrender: It's Time To Rely On God's Strength".

1 Peter 4:11(NKJV) - If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability(Ischys) which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Are you in any type of Christian ministry? If so, do not do it in your own strength. Do it as with the Ischys(ability) which God supplies. Believe me, I sometimes wonder how so many ministers keep going strong for years and years. Don't they get tired? Don't they run out of ideas? Don't they get bored? The answer is probably yes to all three questions but that's why they never minister outside of the ability (Ischys) which God supplies. Doing so is the recipe for disaster.

Galatians 6:9(NKJV) - And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

It's so easy to get burned out doing the work of The Lord. If you don't watch yourself carefully what begins as a good work can end up feeling like a complete burden. This is especially true if you need people to pat you on your back to remain motivated. When you work for God you have to work for God. What does that mean? You do all that you do from the perspective that pleasing God is the only reason why you do it. You look to Him for your reward. You look to Him for appreciation. Don't give up. Don't get weary. Most of all, look to Him for the ability (Ischys) to keep doing what you do.

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