Wednesday, July 23, 2014

it's an honor to lead


If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?

I have spent several hours over the last few weeks planning to lead better.  In fact several people have come to have conversations with me about where our church is heading and how our leaders, including me, are helping others be who God made them to be.

It hurts my heart when I see people in my community in two different places.  The first people are those who are in need and have no way to help themselves.  The second is the people who have all they need and more but won’t do anything to help those in need.

That is why I believe God called The Community Fellowship to be alive.  We are to find needs and meet them.  By doing that we create opportunities to share our faith.

In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Our faith really is like light.  I have heard some people say that literally those who are in need have seen Christians shining light from their bodies.  God works through His kids, that’s us, and by serving and sharing others see and meet God.

Mark 10:45  NLT
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Jesus did it, and we must do it too.  Serving others is incredible.  But what is more incredible and inspiring to me is leading others to serve and care about other people.

We don’t serve to make ourselves feel better or to do penance.  We serve to honor God and share Christ.  It really is that simple.

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.

Call it out.  It is an honor to serve.  For me it’s an honor to lead, and each of us have great freedom.  Use your freedom to serve others and not yourself.  That displays and lifts up and shares pure, unconditional love.

We are called to change our community which is not about telling people “come to church with us”, but it is about “sharing the love of God with no strings attached”.  Then, and only then, will God show Himself to others.  It’s an honor to lead.  So, lead others to serve as you are serving.


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