It is not the power to demand action that makes you a leader, power only buys you slaves. It is when people are given the choice to follow after that makes you a leader. The humility to ask, “Will you follow?”

jspark3000:

A culture of honesty requires a culture of grace. Honesty only happens when you have the reckless hope of an unconditional love, when you know the raw truth about yourself will not be met with cringing, but embrace. It’s how we quit hiding. It’s messy, scary, sloppy, and hard: but it is real, and it’s probably the church that Jesus had in mind.

— J

(via jspark3000)

Love trumps all other motives. I am faithful because I am loved, not because of my loyalty. I am kind because I am loved, not because of my compassion. I am generous because I am loved, not because of my abundance.

I love because He first loved me. Love is always the motive. He is always the motive.

Pastor/Preacher/Worship Leader

This is what the platform is for. When people lend you their attention, do not stray from the truth for your opinion. Your position is to advance the eternal legacy of our God.

“The purpose of my covenant with the Levites was to bring life and peace, and that is what I gave them. This required reverence from them, and they greatly revered me and stood in awe of my name. They passed on to the people the truth of the instructions they received from me. They did not lie or cheat; they walked with me, living good and righteous lives, and they turned many from lives of sin. “The words of a priest’s lips should preserve knowledge of God, and people should go to him for instruction, for the priest is the messenger of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. (‭Malachi‬ ‭2‬:‭5-7‬ NLT)