Before some of us head to church this morning to worship Jesus, before any of my friends have preached, taught, or shared from a traditional pulpit to a contemporary table (so that you know this is not specific in nature and more for the flock) I loftily wish apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers were immune from blind spots and Achilles heals. We all have them, but somehow we expect leadership to be more than human. When we do, our unrealistic expectations are a recipe
All leaders have feet of clay but even this does not justify our refusal to submit to authority, be teachable, receive, and ASSEMBLE together because God may just speak to you through the person sitting next to you or the one directing you to a parking space. Without LOVE you will forsake the assembling together of yourselves. So love well, forgive leadership, and look to the one whose heel has crushed the serpent’s head, Jesus Christ the righteous. Follow Him and love like Him because not only does love look like something, love has a name!
Dreams… we all have them and some are so vivid we can remember the details well into the future. Ever remember telling a friend you had the most bizarre dream last night? It’s as though we know there is something behind our dream and perhaps that friend will provide insight, but with a laugh we eventually dismiss it as ‘weird’ and the meaning eludes us. Intrinsically, we believe our dreams have meaning and purpose. Rightfully so, as dreaming is one of the ways God has chosen to communicate with us, but who’s listening today… are you? Read on…