The first time I heard this statement from a minister, I chuckled, like most people in the congregation. It was more than the statement itself; it was the way he said it – and the wicked grin on his face when he did:
“Where do you place your ‘BUT’?! Put your ‘BUT’ in the correct place!”
It was hilarious.
However, beyond the humour, that single placement will radically influence your walk with God.
Let me explain…
Ask any Christian – and they’ll reel off the drill needed for spiritual victory: Pray. Read the Word. Meditate. Fast. Pray in the Spirit…and so on.
However, you can do all this – and still be a spiritual weakling.
Kenneth Copeland shared how his wife, Gloria, had been asking God to teach her how to fully and more powerfully operate in the spirit.
A few days ago, it suddenly struck me, “Deborah, it’s been a loooong time you’ve been depressed!”
Momentarily sad, unhappy or upset due to circumstantial happenings? Oh, sure.
But depressed? It’s been ages. Literally years.
This was a miracle because, many years ago, I used to be depressed. Really depressed..
A young lad was brought to stay with us. His English was really bad. He could barely hear or speak the language.
When I spoke to him, I tried to speak slowly and in broken (Nigerian pidgin English) so he could understand me.
Miracles fascinate me. A lot. And especially recently.
I am privileged to attend a denomination where miracles are the norm, and it blows my mind to see people drop crutches or get up from wheelchairs, start walking slowly one step at a time, then get progressively faster…
No, I’m not talking about the flesh, females, and finance :D. I’m aware those have been preached about countless times.
Also, when I mention “ministry” here, I’m not just talking about the pulpit. I’m referring to anyone God has given a message to pass on to another, especially those called to share the Word in any capacity. Read More…