Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Meanderings on Church and Leadership VIIII

The Bible says that God's Word is a lamp unto our feet, not a floodlight beaming to our destination.-Steven Furtick, 'Sun Stand Still'

Why do we think God is going to concern himself with our lives 3, 5, 10 or 20 years from now if we won't seek to be faithful and obedient with where He wants us to go in the next 3, 5, 10 or 20 days?

Yes God takes us to the Promised Land, but He also spends 400 years with his people enslaved and 40 years with his people in fear, in order to shape them to be ready for the day they cross the Jordan.

Your journey is more important than your destination...and God help us if we're in the wildnerness.

What's the thing you need to be faithful with now to be entrusted with a next step later? Forgiving someone? Stopping the lazy, self-indulgent life? Going back to church regularly? Tithing? Reading your Bible regularly? Caring for the single mom on your street? Answer God's nudge to a specific ministry?

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