Sometimes I feel like there’s a lot of confusion in the charismatic revival scene.
How do we measure the success of our churches, ministries and individual lives?
HOW JESUS’ PRIORITIES WERE DIFFERENT FROM MOST CHURCHES & MINISTRIES TODAY:
At the end what He was really after was to build up 12 men. Yes, that’s it. I’m telling you that 12 average guys deserved the full attention and priority of the only 3 years of ministry the incarnated, eternal son of God spent on planet earth. The reason is simple, but profound: Jesus was after covenant relationships, not multitudes, because he understood that only deep, loving relationship was able to mirror the reality of His kingdom in a quality that does justice to the beauty of the Gospel. (it’s okay to take a moment to read that sentence again)
“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” (John 13:35, NLT)“When you minister to someone they might get loved, but when you love someone, they always get ministered to.” – Joey LeTourneau
FAMILY – THE ULTIMATE MANIFESTATION OF THE KINGDOM
“family are people you can be a fool around and they still love you.”
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa [Tweet this!]
“The essence of the kingdom is family.” – Bill Johnson
“Your success is measured by how well you can equip others to be successful.” - Kris Vallotton
2 JESUS-PROOFED STRATEGIES TO KEEP THE FOCUS ON QUALITY
“True leaders seek quality above quantity.” [Tweet this!]
If you’re feeling pumped up already and would like to look at this topic in a more practical manner, I highly recommend you to check out my video on the “5 Ways to be More Intentional With Your Closest Relationships“.