In December of 2015, I dreamt I was at a baseball game. There was a team of ministers from the U.S. playing against some ministers from a foreign country in a packed stadium.
The team in the field looked Asian. The ball was hit out into the right field and was caught on a bounce by the right fielder. But instead of throwing the ball to the infield, he threw it to the center fielder, who threw it to the left fielder, who threw it to the first baseman and so on, until every person on the field had touched the ball. It was kind of comical to me at first – but I heard the Lord say, “They want every person on the team to feel they are a part of everything happening in the field. This is body ministry. This is the kind of attitude that brings revival through unity – by preferring and including others.”
I have noticed that the quicker I can get someone involved in Kingdom work, the faster they are established. There is a sweet lady I am currently mentoring and she happened to be in the kitchen Sunday while I was preparing for a guest breakfast. I was shorthanded and she jumped in and helped me. She was so excited, that she offered to help whenever I needed her. She is only about two months old in the Lord, but hungry to join the “Team.” When people have a job to do, they take ownership and that makes them feel they are “On the Team”…The winning team at that!
- that we purpose to include others in the work of the Lord.
- that we would “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves” (Philippians 2:3).
- that we would continually look for ways to include others.
- that we would be looking for those in the congregation that the Lord would have us take under our wings to protect and teach.
- that our churches would have both soul winners and mentors to take care of those birthed into the Kingdom.
- that those being born into the Kingdom in this late hour would quickly be established.
- that new converts spiritual roots grow quickly and spread deep and wide (Psalm 1:3).
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