and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, - 1 Corinthians 1:4What I say is important, but what I do is more important; more specifically, the evidence of what I allow God to do in me and through me. As a pastor, good teaching and preaching are necessary, but without the visible move of the Holy Spirit and His power in my life, the results of ministry will always be less-than. Could this be what so much of the church is missing? Is the lack of the demonstration of the Spirit and power the reason we are not seeing wide scale revival in our generation?
Lord, I always want it to be about You and not me. I want to always make room for You to move and for Your power to be displayed. I thank You for the evidence of the Spirit and power in my life, but I want more. I don't want to inhibit, I want to exhibit. I want Your glory to be shown forth in me and through me. Let my words be fewer and let Your glory be greater in my life. Let me decrease while Your presence and power increase so that You will be glorified and so that You will receive the full reward of Your suffering.