Yes, I have my favorites, may they not be hid nor fail in glorifying God in cold preference.
In short, the word of God and the entirety of all that came by His inspiration, remains beyond anything man may succeed to aspire to, attain or come to be. And since it is within man to not stay in a condition to suffer need, there remains the ready potential for him to act under a nature that is inherently set ablaze from the very start by an insurmountable friendly cloud needing Truth bearer’s lives to overrule it. For the “days are evil” and looks to its own. It does not seek life and truth, but to substitute God’s truth, question the bible, discredit, criticize and the ever popular replacement of it.
These all pose a most dangerous prospect to the regenerated mind of the Christian for them, both small and great, rich or poor. Perceiving such an attempt by those who are without the body, nor have His Spirit reminds us just how plentiful the “harvest” truly is. But this is true even while we in the U.S. are so well served with the Gospel week after week. In that case, the more fertile fields will simply relate to much less planting, but increase the ministry of damage control, broadening the field “into all the world”.
Is it possible, in the many methods and offices of His enabling gifts of both planting and watering, this presentation of the risen Lord, the fundamental truths (one would think) shouldn’t deviate at all on stray points to recover the lost from Satan’s homeland security? May faith surely have its good way in securing all of our co-faith of the Son whichever task He enables us for.
If planting, possibly your field approach already deviates, but I hope not:
Consonance over man
Confirmation of surrender
Conciliatory message or prayer
Stock announcement of rejoicing angels
If this resembles what you might confirm as holding merit, then the last one holds as much potential for benefit as it does a back door to particulars. What particullars? That is between you and He all too often but has the same open traditions.
If watering, a concern for this goes all the way back to particulars in the word. While it is so that we are to be “fully persuaded” in our own minds yet “without preferring” said principles (I Tim 5:21). For we ourselves ought to be familiar in cultivating that check to resist all popular clamor of pro/campaigning, con/rejecting and act as though we had a handle on the far reach of His mercy for those unskilled in the word.
Oh yes, what are my favorites? Why my favorites are those the Spirit gives light to which may even be a little unconventional, not taught by man though I too recieve, but look to the Spirit of God, my strength and yours, which is far below his weakness. But if God allowed us to inspect that weakness by itself, would bring us to know His absolute fathomless glory.