How to Minister from the Overflow of Your Life

Fresh Bread

images As Pastors and church leaders we must always minister from the overflow of our lives.  What I mean is that there must be a constant inflow of the Word of God, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the blessings of God to empower and equip us for the work of ministry.  Simply put, if we rely on our own strength and abilities our lives will quickly run dry and our ministry will die.  In John 15:5 Jesus says, ‘I am the vine, you are the branches.  Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”  We should pay close attention to that last phrase, “for apart from me you can do nothing.”  The moment we cease drawing our sustenance and power from Jesus, we fail in the ministry.  We have nothing…

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