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January 23, 2012 - Gate B21

By Doug Clay

A few years ago, I had one of those memorable God moments at Gate B21 at Reagan International Airport. I had completed an exhausting weekend of ministry. (I spoke six times on Saturday at a pastors conference and twice on Sunday in a local church.) I got checked in and arrived at the gate about an hour before departure.

Normally, I would be listening to my iPod, reading a book, or talking on my cell, but I sat down and started to reflect on the weekend of ministry and some of the question and answer time I had with the pastors. I felt burdened for some of the pastors who I sensed were discouraged and seemed to have hit a wall. The more I contemplated and prayed for these ministers, the more I felt God was ministering to me. I took out a pen and paper and began to write down what I felt that God was impressing upon my heart.

Here’s a peek at what I wrote during my God moment and prayer at Gate B21.

 “Lord, keep my life and ministry from becoming stagnant — help me to …

 1. Stay fresh spiritually … for I know that effective ministry flows out of our relationship with You.

2. Be always learning … for I know that when I come to the place where I think I’ve arrived, I’ll probably plateau.

3. Not let people get under my skin … for I know that ministry is all about people, and I am to love them (my neighbors) as myself.

4. Listen better … for I know that people I lead/serve can teach me if I will listen carefully.

5. Not get distracted … for I know distractions come in all shapes and sizes, and Satan uses them to keep me from fulfilling my primary calling.

6. Take some risks … for I know that complacency can be a real enemy of leaders.

7. Stay humble … for I know that it really is not by might, nor by power but by Your Spirit that lasting ministry happens!

8. Enjoy my place of service … for I know that the ministry is not something You have sentenced me to endure, but You have called me to enjoy.”

It was one of those special God moments that really was meaningful to me. I pray somewhere this week you’ll have a special “ah-ha” moment with God.

— Doug Clay is general treasurer of the Assemblies of God.

 

 

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