6 “Principles” to consider in your personal ministry

1.Put God First/ Principle of Priority a. Matthew 6:33 b. Psalm 42:1-2 ‚Ä¢ Are you really thirsty for the things of God? c. Psalm 118: 8-9 d. Psalm 130: 5-6 ‚Ä¢ In a world where we have access immediately, do we patiently wait? ‚Ä¢ The only way we get the things of God is to wait. We live in a distracted, fast pace world, while trying to pursue a perfect life! 2. Take Out The Trash/ Principle of Transformation a. Romans 12:2 b. Take responsibility of your own trash. Own your own “stuff.” 3. Do Your Own Dishes/ Principle of Responsibility a. Luke 16:10 ‚Ä¢ Be faithful with what God has given you. ‚Ä¢ Bloom where you are planted! If something needs to be done, then do it! 4. Write It Down/ Principle of Clarity a. Proverbs 20:5 ‚Ä¢ The greatest thing you can say sometimes is, “No.” o What are some things you need to stop doing? o Make a list. Write it down. 5. Do It Now/ Principle of Inertia a. Proverbs 24:30-34 ‚Ä¢ If the Lord prompts you to do something, then do it. 6. Turn It Off/ Principle of Restoration a. Hebrews 4:9-11 b. Mark your calendars when you should rest. If you don’t rest, you’ll become empty and will not serve well.   Discussion on Personal Ministry Principles: ‚Ä¢ You are not the savior of the ministry! ‚Ä¢ Have a humble, broken mentality! ‚Ä¢ Rejoice in other people’s ministry! ‚Ä¢ How can you be humble? Be reminded of the gospel. ‚Ä¢ When you lead, you want the ministry to go on without you! ‚Ä¢ It’s hard to give it away when you are the responsible party. ‚Ä¢ Train leaders up well and give them room to fail. ‚Ä¢ They aren’t going to get stronger if they don’t struggle. ‚Ä¢ Jesus did it for the disciples, with the disciples, and then sent them out