Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Spiritual Leadership

The Church universal is gifted with many talented leaders who have not only impacted our church and our neighborhood but also the world. We are an army of experts that God can use mightily to move many towards the agenda of God. God has promised us, as a community of faith, his presence and his equipping if we submit ourselves to God-self. When we yield our will to God, God can shape our lives according to his purposes. As we journey together as Christ's beloved, I am challenged to ask: How can we move the church on to God’s Agenda?

God intends us to be people of great humility, integrity, and faith. Most important is the call to go back to the basics of life: a heart that is pure, love that endures, faith that is fervent and hope eternal. To be successful in our vision and mission, we need women and men who have the clarity of mind, deep sense of commitment, and individuals that are open to learning. We need women and men who fully understand that the overall mission of the Christian Church is to enable every individual believer to achieve fully and more readily their ultimate happiness.

The apostle Paul reminds us in Romans 12:8 that Christian leadership develops through the active work of the Holy Spirit. Every task that we perform, whether leading teenagers, erecting buildings, administration, or fundraising, requires the Spirit’s presence. Like Zerubbabel of old, we are reminded that true spiritual leadership is not by strength or by might, but by God’s Spirit (Zechariah 4:6.) True leadership does not seek or pursue narrow individual or group interests. God is raising a new army of believers who are ready and willing to move God’s people on to the Agenda of God. This I believe!