Sunday, July 9, 2017

    I have been in the ministry since January 1967. Periodically, I have to refocus my thinking. I have found activity to be a determent unless it is channeled in God's will and timing. Over these years, I have developed a checklist I run through to keep on track. Although this may sound a bit silly to come, it has kept me from throwing in the towel on numerous occasions. Perhaps you can profit from these suggestions:

  • The ministry belongs to Christ and I am simply a servant.
  • The work is to build the people not the people to build the work.
  • There are no small tasks in the will of God.
  • God's work is always resourced in His time.
  • People with difficulties need me the most.
  • Expect Satan to attack; he always will.
  • God is capable of performing His work without me.
  • Time is my most valuable commodity.
  • Friends never need an explanation.
  • It is better to suffer wrong than to do wrong.
  • I will take responsibility for any failure.
  • My greatest counsel is through my life.
  • I never lose what I give to the Lord.
  • Character is better than talent.
  • It is never right to do wrong.
  • The Bible always has the answer.
  • I can be faithful when I can't do anything else.
  • Everything I have has been given to me.
  • My friends are my best riches.

Remember to maintain priorities; keeping the main thing the main thing!