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Monday, March 14, 2005

Ministry Observations (Part 3)

Here are more of my ministry observations...

HOW I BUILD MY FAMILY

I need to make my family a priority.

  • Who I am at home is who I really am.
  • “He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)” (1 Timothy 3:4-5)

“If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”

  • Your wife/spouse will make you or break you in ministry.
  • If you aren’t taking care of things at home, you will be ineffective in your ministry.
  • You need to listen – really listen – to your spouse and nurture their heart and your relationship with them.

I need to keep balanced in my life.

  • “If you are good, you usually want to be the best.” (Hugh Hewitt)
  • “The church” will take whatever you give and will rarely encourage you to do less. I need to learn how to remain committed to excellence and committed to that which is “not ministry” that is equally important and eternal: those God has entrusted directly to me.
There it is. Chad... the books are coming, I promise. Gotta go. I am exhausted. Happy, but echausted (adn I have to run in the morning... yikes!)

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