Maturing Women of God ~ Use the Keys
36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. 37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber. 38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. 39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. 40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. 41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive. 42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.
Key # 1 Consider the sacredness of your ministry.
You are a disciple, an ambassador for Christ called to represent and re-present Christ to the world.
Key #2 Exercise your ministry in sincerity.
When we are sincere in what we do for others, their lives are transformed for the better. We must be sincere in helping others since we never know when we too would be in need of help.
Key #3 Whenever you meet, recognize that God is present.
God’s presence allows for genuine fellowship.
God’s presence allows healing and restoration to take place.
God’s presence allows others to be drawn to us.