Sunday – 25/9/16

Don’t imagine us leaders to be something we aren’t. We are servants of Christ, not his masters. We are guides into God’s most sublime secrets, not security guards posted to protect them. 


The requirements for a good guide are reliability and accurate knowledge. It matters very little to me what you think of me, even less where I rank in popular opinion. I don’t even rank myself. Comparisons in these matters are pointless. I’m not aware of anything that would disqualify me from being a good guide for you, but that doesn’t mean much. The Master makes that judgment.


So don’t get ahead of the Master and jump to conclusions with your judgments before all the evidence is in. When he comes, he will bring out in the open and place in evidence all kinds of things we never even dreamed of—inner motives and purposes and prayers. Only then will any one of us get to hear the “Well done!” of God.” (1 Cor 4:1)


We learn true leadership from what we know of Jesus, through his humility and love and the witness in our hearts. I’ve been around some leaders who expected everyone to ‘honour the anointing’ and carry their Bibles into church. I’ve also seen some who’s hearts broke for the needs of the congregation and stayed praying for them long after the service had officially ended. 


Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches. (Rev 3:6‬). X

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