Excellence in Ministry by Robb Thompson
"Excellence is a journey, not a destination"- a journey to be pursued with passion, leading you to higher levels in ministry and in your walk with God than you ever dreamed possible!
In this book you are given principles from the word to help you answer God's call to the ministry with excellence.
Excellence begins with the person not the ministry and it is who you become, because its all about being and example to all believers.
Philippians 3:14 tells us that we are to press forward toward the mark for the prize of the high calling. We are not here on this earth to press for things that has no lasting value. We are called to press toward a higher level , toward a life of greater excellence in Him. This applies not only to your personal life but to your ministry as well.
Very often in ministry because we have done things one way we are not open to change, but we must embrace change and be relevant as we strive for a higher level of excellence less we become ineffective. Only the truth of God's word never changes
In our quest for excellence it is important that we do not make comparison with others because very often we do things that we are not called to, to please the people. When we try to operate outside of God we will meet with failure.
In the book of 1 Samuel God told Saul to completely destroy the Amalekite nation and all their possessions, but Saul obeyed only in part. He yielded to the pressure from the people to spare the Amalekite king and the best of the livestock., so God rejected him as king. He chose to disobey God.
Often times we find ourselves like Saul walking in disobedience to God's word for one reason or another. The truth of the matter is that when we do this we are not walking in excellence, only one thing we should be focused upon, what does the word say about this situation, not what the people say, its not about their opinion.
We are called to represent Jesus with excellence in our words, in relationships, in our attitudes, as a matter of fact in every area of our lives. Let the fruit of the spirit be evident in our lives
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The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)
The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.
- A Christian who loves to write about christian living, natural health and self improvement. I pray daily that the love and grace of God will be poured out through my life to others. I remind myself daily that whether or not I have "witnessed" I am still a witness in everything I do.