Sometimes I procrastinate. I postpone doing things that I know I need to do. And then I do something else. Perhaps you do this too.
Patience has rarely been a defining attribute for church planters. I’m speaking, of course, about “friends” I’ve known who are church planters…never, not me, nope. Anyway…
You won’t know the real story of your life until you live it.
Since you read this blog, you are a strategic thinker. You want your life and ministry to count. You value results. You desire impact.
But your truest impact will not come from any of your plans. Your truest impact is that which God chooses to display in and through you and your family.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is not something simply to celebrate at Easter. It is good news for all people. This message must be proclaimed everywhere.
Have you ever written a Psalm? Yesterday as I was reflecting on Psalm 111, I determined to write out my own psalm. I started with the same opening and closing lines. I simply tried to express my heart to God in response to His love and grace in my life. Since it was October 2 – I am calling it Psalm 10/02.
Praise the Lord!
While I’ve always been as old as the Ford Mustang (both were born in 1965), it seems significant that we have both been around for 5 decades. Personally, I cannot say that I feel “50”, however, since I’ve never felt this “age” before, I’m not sure I know what it actually feels like.
As I have reflected on this milestone, I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about my dad. When he died, I was 17 years old. By now, I’ve lived more of my life without my dad physically present in my life than I lived having him around.
If you want to see a multiplication movement, switch from simply training disciples to training disciplemaking trainers. Don’t just train leaders, train leaders who are training leaders. Every time you train someone to do anything, include an emphasis in your training on how they can pass the training on to others.
Christ’s strategy was disciplemaking. Therefore, the Church (those who belong to and follow Christ) must be disciple makers.
Jesus strategy of disciplemaking involved investing in a few men, calling them to be with Him, grounding them in His truths.
In a very simple sense – the Church brings God glory by engaging in the mission on which Jesus sent His disciples – to go and make disciples!
Go make MORE disciples.
Go make BETTER disciples. I think it’s a both/and proposition.