In ministry? Take part in a church?
Think about what that means.
Really, really think about it.
To help, lean into this wild observation and dare from the late preacher and author, Leonard Ravenhill:
“We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere.”
- from Why Revival Tarries
There is a prayerlessness in the church that you and I nod our heads at but often do nothing about. Derwin Gray calls this ministry pornography – you’re trying to meet a need artificially that only Jesus can grow.
So your success in ministry today it’s not about how many followers you have to your idea or vision statement, but about how many prayer warriors you develop who depend on Jesus and follow Him.
Now… quit nodding your head, and go bend your knees.
(Have a thought on how we could pray more effectively? Share it here.)