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One of the easiest places to backslide is the MINISTRY!

We are surrounded by church, God’s people, the Bible, prayer, the office…….

We are always working for God and it is easy to forget the One we are working for, and His name is Jesus.

Jesus never told us in the ministry to marry His church, He told us to love Him; it is His job to marry His bride.  In ministry we can lose our priorities easily and slide into a lethargic, dry place in our walk with our Savior.

HOW DO WE KEEP FROM DRYNESS IN THE MINISTRY?  How do we help ourselves through this season of dryness?

Make sure your relationship with God is aligned properly.  You love Him more than ministry!

Be consistent with your personal devotions.  Mix it up a little by getting up earlier, or doing your devotions late at night.

Read the Word differently!

1) Use different versions.  2) Have a commentary nearby.  3) Read a chapter and ask yourself what you will pull out of it.  4) Study the Word.  5) Do a word study.

 Prayer!

1) Walk and pray.  2) Go somewhere different to pray.  3) Worship and wait instead of asking.

 Read a book!

1) Crazy Love – Francis Chan.  2) Smith Wigglesworth books.  3) Jesus Manifesto – Leonard Sweet.  4) The God Chasers – Tommy Tenney.  5) Leonard Ravenhill.

 Come to church with expectation!  Do not get into the “MINISTRY MENTALITY” of “HERE WE GO AGAIN”.

THIS IS A NEW DAY – STAY REFRESHED – STAY RENEWED – STAY IN LOVE WITH JESUS – LOVE HIM FIRST!

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