Let this truth fill you with joy today. No matter what kinds of trials you’re facing, remember the Father loves you with the love he has for his own Son. And nothing can separate you from that love. Ever.
God is looking for plodders. He’s not looking for comets who make a big flash in the sky then burn out.
God is looking for faithfulness. Most of us will never do anything sensational. But we can be faithful. We can plod. Don’t be discouraged if most of your life seems to be plodding.
Institutions are not a problem. But institutionalization is. An institution is meant to enrich life. But institutionalization takes that good thing and turns it into death.
Many years ago I developed a test of all ministry principles and practices. It’s called the “Does it work for a single parent mother of 3 young kids?” test.
In most endeavors, feeling a constant sense of urgency and panic means somebody hasn’t done their job. And that somebody is most likely the person who is making everybody else rush around.
- Learn to fill in the little empty periods that clutter each day.
- Don’t fritter. When you work, work hard; when you are not working, quit entirely.
- Discover how different aspects of your work can leverage other aspects of your work. For example, choosing your reading to feed into things that you’ll be preparing over the next six or nine months adds to godly efficiency.