A Few Thoughts
Here are some thoughts that have been ricocheting in mind my about Transformative Leadership and the Gospel:
The coward and the courageous are not that much different, except cowards allow fear to drive them to see their inadequacies; this is called self-worship. The courageous are driven by their fear to look at God adequacies (they know where they’re inadequate, but know that God will be adequate—and more–through them). They have the same fear, but view life from a different perspective.
Adversity reveals our true motives. Adversity has a way of painfully peeling back and stripping away our cute little religious statements, and exposing what’s in our heart. Adversity reveals our true state of being. Do we worship Jesus because He blesses us with stuff and gets us out of jams? Or do we worship and follow Him because He is the King, and He—the King—blesses us with Himself?
Jesus does not exist for us, as though He is a divine butler that can be ordered around. No! He is the image of the invisible God, the eternal and sovereign Emperor of heaven and earth. All of creation was created by Him and for Him to display His glory. And as we bow at the feet of the King, and enter into His-story, we truly begin to live as friends of the Most High God.
Did you know that every act of perfect obedience that Jesus displayed on earth is accredited to His followers? Therefore, God the Papa sees us as perfectly obedient because of the life Jesus lived. This is simply stunning. How can we not worship and adore Him? And the more we grasp this grace amazing, the more obedient we become because we simply cannot stop loving Jesus.
“For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.” Romans 5:19 (ESV)
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