Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Anatomy of a leader - Knees

In Church world one of the buzz words (other than Awesome. lol) is leader. Without doubt Leadership is important but I often think what we are looking for in others and continuously trying to develop in ourselves is a little different to what we find in the Bible.

It made me think about the Anatomy of a leader. The next few posts will be some thoughts on the make up of a leader.

Knees on the floor

Often our biggest strength can be our most glaring weakness and our biggest blessing can also be a curse.

We live in the information age and information now comes from all over the world and it comes quick and fast. Growing up in church in the extremes of North East Scotland your information consisted almost exclusively of local people and the odd visiting preacher that would visit for some special occasion. Even getting hold of a christian book was difficult because a trip to Aberdeen 40 miles away was not something you would do every day or even every week.

Gradually this changed over the years till today I can read of a book that has been read yesterday & recommended by someone half way around the world and press a few buttons and have it delivered to my iPad immediately.

I can listen to almost any preacher I want to around the globe by downloading their sermon a few hours after the preached it and even watch the services of a few live online even though they are a million Miles away.

The biggest danger we face is that we substitute information for revelation.

It is brilliant to learn wisdom form Godly leaders but nothing can replace wisdom that has been revealed to you direct by the omniscient God.

The Bible often talks about fasting and it is normally associated with food. Not a bad idea but somehow I think if the Bible was being written in today's culture our challenge would be to fast from consuming information give our thumbs a rest from hitting the screen keyboard and put our knees into action by hitting the floor and begging for diving revelation.


Anonymous said...

Billy, I think that's a very thought provoking post. 1 John 2:20-21 and 27 are neglected verses here. You've got me thinking, MT

"20 But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.21 I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth."

"27 But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie--just as it has taught you, abide in him."

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