Now this is such a serious topic. I was going to post something similiar but didn't get around to it. I pray everytime before I minister that if this is where God wants me to be that he will make a way for me to be there. I have travelled outside of the state and I promise you this, I did not have a place to stay nor food to put in my mouth everyday. I had $4 dollars to my name. People would say, well you shouldn't go unless they paying you! What in the heaven? (I was bout to go there). But how in the world am I going to charge somebody for what I did not pay for?? How does that happen. When I come to deliver the word be it through prophetic dance or prophetic word, I am there on assignment. If I have to break my back to get the word to these ppl then I will. Why? Because if I let pride get in my way then the blood of those ppl are on my hands. Needless to say the Lord provided a way for my to get down there. Even the people that called me ignorant for going still gave me the money. Lets just say I came back with $400 more dollars in my pocket. People just wrote checks in the middle of me ministering. I did not ask for a cheeseburger!! I packed noodles for this trip. That's how determined I was to release what God had given me. I would get sick to my stomach everytime I would try to change my mind about going. You want to know why you only get $30 or whatever? Ask God if you were supposed to be there? Just because ppl were shouting and jumping all over the place don't mean you were supposed to be there. you just gave them an emotional ride. Hello somebody! GET BACK ON YO FACE! REPENT. Now if this don't scare the mess out of you, for you to get back in order, then I don't know what will. Matthew 7:21-23 verse 23 being the key verse. Be careful that you are not being successful at the wrong thing. It is biblical to sow into the lives that bring forward what the spirit is saying. But when you put a demand on it is when you are in the wrong. If the church never gave you anything can you walk away without a grudge, knowing that what God has spoken through may have saved just one life? Does obedience count for anything these days? Do you remember the day you got saved? The preacher that delivered that word...
Or what about the day you came to church and you were on the verge of committing suicide...do you remember that preacher....didn't it seem like he was there just for you on that day, that you may live and not die? What if he never came, because the church didn't pay him. And you went home that day and killed yourself. That's your blood on his hands. How? Because he was supposed to be there. It was in order for him to be there at that moment. He was ordained to be there. Now what if it was your child sitting in the pugh of another church...but the preacher decided to let his pride takeover and not show up and deliver that word for your son or your daughter...I would be upset that the one who was sent to help my child was too selfish and not I have to bury them. You may say....it's not that deep...oh yes it is!!!One last thing before I go. HOW CAN YOU CHARGE FOR WHAT YOU DIDN'T PAY FOR? In this day and time we call that PROSTITUTION!!!
I am up for any response. I ain't scared :o)