Principle 1: Minister in ways that fit your contexts.
Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose- living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized– whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ– but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God- saved life1 Cor 9:19 Message
This is the first principle in sustaining growth in a ministry of the supernatural. In my first post I gave us a compelling reason why we should do this. Now I want to talk through the first of 6 principles that will sustain us in this journey.
- It protects the ministry from cynicism and
- It encourages belief in the Author of the gifts
“God created greatness in ever person. But sometimes our past dirt (mistakes) determines how we see ourselves. But God does not focus on our dirt. Prophetic individuals have the opportunity to call out the gold (greatness) in a person’s life when all that is visible to the natural eye is dirt (mistakes).”