8. POWER-SOURCE SENSITIVITIES

"He [the minister] realizes his need of strength from above. The victories that he gains do not lead to self-exaltation, but cause him to lean more and more heavily on the Mighty One. Relying upon that Power, he is enabled to present the message of salvation so forcibly that it vibrates in other minds."

APPLICATION

a. Principle Focus (review)

Power--the ability to act; to make something desired happened; strength; might; force.

b. Scriptural Foundation (study)

Ephesians 1 Christ is the source of all spiritual benefits, the mighty power to assist His people when in need. Christ is the source of all power and the One to whom we should be sensitive (Psalm 57).

c. Behavior Outcomes (model)

  • I look not to people, programs, or techniques--they may help but it is Christ Who has the power.
  • When I am in need, my first response to turn to Christ for strength, might, or ability.

d. Personal Assessment (evaluate)

How satisfied am I with the development of this characteristic in my ministry? (Circle one.)

1 2 3 4 5
Extremely
Dissatisfied
Somewhat
Satisfied
Extremely
Satisfied

e. Action Plan (implement)

What will I do to increase my effectiveness in this area? (Write your intentions.)





MEDITATION

"Lord, when we speak of power, we don't do so in the human and mundane sense. We speak of the power You have commissioned us with via the Holy Spirit. For when He comes He brings all other things with Him. Send Your Holy Spirit, Lord, that we may be refreshed and empowered with tasks both big and small."