Stunted spiritual growth and sickness in the Body of Christ (individual churches) is often the result of disengagement from active ministry on the part of many members of the Body
Our “no-holds-barred” access to God through the finished work of Christ crushes our native tendency to avoid God or to use him to advance our agendas. In this way, our fear of rejection by him, which fuels the self-reliance that is the essence of our prayerlessness, is removed.
Those providential dealings that most terrify us … that bewilder us and fill us with knee-buckling dread … are often the very visitations of God that ultimately impart to us the greatest true comfort and courage. Through them we get a sneak preview of our final triumph!
Wearing his Crown only comes after bearing his Cross.
If we are not first “Wonderers”, our worship is merely a ritual, our work is monotonous and routine and our witness is morose and ruined.
Revelation 1:17-18 and Isaiah 6
God does not so much minimize our fear as He maximizes our understanding of Him! Pastor Ronald E. Steel
"We need more than reformation of our views, we need recreation of our souls." - Pastor Ronald E. Steel, Sunday April 2 2017