Article by: Jesse Priestly
1. Be Born Again. The bible says in John 3:3
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Again scripture says, 1 Peter 1:23
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. Being born again and receiving Christ as your personal LORD and savior is a prerequisite to serving before GOD.
2. Be Grounded In The Word And Given To Prayer & Fasting.
The word of God is key to your success in life and ministry make it the foundation of your being, Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Prayer was a custom our LORD and Savior was committed to on a daily basis, do likewise Luke 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And Fasting causes your spirit man to rise above the flesh, i have seen the power of setting yourself apart over many years. Consecrate yourself with prayer and fasting often.
3. Love The LORD With All Your Heart & Worship Him Alone In Spirit And In Truth.
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
4. Walk In The Fear Of The LORD And Give Not Room To Proclivities Of The Flesh.
Paul says, “I Die Daily” and again encourages us to, “walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit..” and Galatians 5:16-26 says..”This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, sedition, heresies, Envying, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another
5. Seek First The Kingdom Of GOD [Or His Way Of Doing Things] Matt 6:31
6. Have A Sharp Ear To Hear GOD’s Voice
7. Possess A Good Character & Heart Of Service
A good name is rather to be chosen than riches and in everything you do, do it as unto the LORD
8. Possess The Spirit Of Excellence
Daniel 6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
9. Be Creative & Depend On The Holy Spirit For Inspiration Always
10. Practice Practice Develop Your Instrument & Skill.
A skill is something one is born with or acquires through practice. Both individuals need practice, learn to apply the 10.000 hour Principle, whatever you do for 21 days becomes a habit but whatever you do repeatedly for 10.000 hours [approximately 1 year 1 month & 20 days] it becomes a part of you, practice practice