I declare in Jesus’ name that God sees me. He knew me before the foundations of the world. His plan for me is good! He is invested in me and I will reach my next level in Him.
A GOOD WORD
Are you ready for a true gem of wisdom? Here it is: the ministry you respect is the one that changes your life. It’s the one you will model yourself and your own ministry after.
If someone asked me what kind of ministry I have at OpenDoor Church, the answer would be a prophetic ministry. There is a lot of confusion surrounding prophecy and the prophetic. Many believe those two words mean predicting the future. However, the Bible tells us what prophecy is and how it manifests.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not love, I am nothing. – 1 Corinthians 13:2
“But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort… the one who prophesies edifies the church.” – 1 Corinthians 14:3
Wow! Did you see all the cool stuff that comes along with prophecy? Fathoming mysteries and knowledge, having effective faith and speaking life and truth into people to lift them and the church up. Now, that’s something I want a double portion of!
Come to think of it, I already have that! Why? Because the ministry that I respect, the powerfully prophetic Gates of Glory Church and Pastor Howard Richardson, is the ministry that changed my life. It truly shaped me.
When I was just a mixed-up 19-year-old kid at a tent meeting in Grand Prairie, Texas, Pastor Richardson pointed me out in the crowd and prophesied that I would preach the Gospel all over the world. I didn’t know what to think, but I do know this – it felt right.
You see, his prophecy was positive reinforcement that God saw me and had a real plan for me. While prediction can be a part of prophecy, the main thing is giving people wings to move forward. I can honestly say Pastor Richardson’s word over me that night strengthened, encouraged and comforted me.I hope my words do the same for you.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE MINISTRY GOD HAS GIVEN YOU. IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS, TAKE A LOOK AT THE MINISTRY YOU RESPECT AND CONSIDER THE IMPACT IS HAS HAD ON YOUR LIFE. THAT IS THE START OF YOUR PLAN!
From my book: Miracles with a Message