obedience

The Spiritual Leader: One Who Worships

The single most essential Heart Posture and Habitude required for Spiritual Leadership, is simply, that the leader be a worshipper.

To be a worshipper means you acknowledge there is ONE who is greater than you.
There is One you serve.
One you follow.
One you obey.
One to whom you listen.
One to whom you turn.
One in whom you trust.
One who is the source of strength and wisdom.
One who rewards and blesses.
One who holds you accountable.
One who has entrusted you with much.
One before Whom you are humble.
One, Who in His presence, you bow down (with great joy).

 

Anyone who would be a spiritual leader, in whatever role you may occupy - if you are NOT a Worshipper - you will never be a true Spiritual Leader.

"Fixed Intent" to do God's Will

 

Obedience to God's word is foundational to a life of spiritual formation.  That is easy to say but it's where 'the rubber meets the road' the reality of our faith.The Message puts it this way in James 2:14-15 'Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it?'  John Wesley refers to a 'fixed intent to do God's will'.  I am often so half-hearted about my intent. I want to do his will as long as it is convenient and easy, doesn't require much pain or difficulty and of course it makes me look spiritual.  But 'fixed intent' is much more substantial, primary and basic to obedience.  It is not about feeling it in the moment but a deep longing and desire to follow God's will and direction for my life.

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