In my thinking recently, I’ve been encouraged to reflect on leaders that I have known or seen in the past, who evidenced Spiritual Authority. (This is part of the Leadership mandate - Hebrews 13:7-8). What did these leaders have in common: 1) Intimacy with Jesus. Probably first and foremost, what attracted me to each of … Continue reading Understanding Spiritual Authority
It takes faith to keep the Sabbath. We need faith that God is going to look after our work while we rest. He is in control and never grows weary. We need faith that God’s timing is right. As Gandalf said a wizard is never late nor is he early. Sometimes we are tempted to … Continue reading By grace we rest, by grace we work
I didn't get round to tracking the exact locations of each of my readings this week. But I'm using Luke as my NT, and Deuteronomy as OT, didn't get anything too significant from the Psalm/Proverbs passages this week. As usual, my three favourite things: OT - Be grateful and remember God in the times of … Continue reading Bible Read Through – ‘Make every effort’!
Following on from yesterday's post, I wanted to share a handful more thoughts and ideas around this concept of trust. Trust is connected to love - we often make trust a separate factor. But the Bible teaches us that 'love always trusts' (1 Corinthians 13:7). This is a risky position to take, do we trust … Continue reading Trust in the Bible
"People will follow you for a while because they picked you. But they'll follow you over the long term because they trust you." "Charm and charisma are like a glider; they fly, but not indefinitely. And they do not do well in turbulent times" Trust is essential for leadership. But it is also essential for … Continue reading How to build Trust