If the enemy corrupts churches and deceives pastors, the work of God will suffer. Avoid these ministry mistakes to win many souls to Christ and disciple them for God’s glory.
The ministry is difficult. It requires wisdom, courage, and discernment far above the average human capacity.
It is impossible to spend a lifetime in effective, spiritual ministry without the supernatural empowerment of God.
The Scriptures explain that the ministry is a “good work.” Pastoring a church is a virtuous calling, and it is a vigorous one as well.
1 Timothy 3:1
“This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.”
Satan is the master of confusion. He corrupts the truth and presents counterfeit philosophies to destroy the things of God. He employs traps and offers counterfeits to interfere with the work of God. We are not ignorant of his devices.
Avoid the following pitfalls of ministry and save yourself untold suffering.
Scripture meditation is a vital Christian discipline. Learn how and why to meditate upon the Scriptures. God will bless your life beyond measure as you practice meditation in the Bible. Learn four reasons to practice Christian meditation.
In this article, we discuss the importance of meditation in the life of the believer. Do you meditate? How much time do you spend each day thinking about God and His Word?
Life moves quickly. People are so busy today that it’s hard to catch your breath. Busyness is the enemy of meditation.
Determine to make intentional meditation a regular part of your life.
WHAT IS MEDITATION?
Biblical meditation is not Transcendental Meditation taught in false religions and New Age Spiritism.
Transcendental Meditation (TM) refers to a specific form of silent, mantra meditation and to the organizations that constitute the Transcendental Meditation movement. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi created and introduced the TM technique and TM movement in India in the mid-1950s.
The meditation practice involves the use of a silently-used mantra for 15–20 minutes twice per day while sitting with the eyes closed.Wikipedia
According to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, Meditate means “To dwell on any thing in thought; to contemplate; to study; to turn or revolve any subject in the mind; appropriately but not exclusively used of pious contemplation, or a consideration of the great truths of religion.”
Biblical meditation is the application of the mind to a specific thought and looking at it from all angles seeking the fullness on understanding on the matter.