Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Leading by Example & Encounter

Jesus called us to make disciples. This means that we are supposed to lead people closer and closer to their Savior King - Jesus Christ. How do we do this? How do we help others explore and realize the deeper things of God? Well, we can't take anyone someplace that we haven't already been ourselves. To lead means, "to show the way to by going in advance." We must be people who are passionately chasing after more of Jesus - more of His truth, more of His grace, and more of His presence in our lives. It's leading by example and leading by encounter.
The Holy Spirit is raising up shepherds to teach God's people to live after His own heart. They will feed others from the reality they encounter through their own unyielding personal pursuit of God. They will only be able to shepherd others because they have given themselves wholly to the great Shepherd. - Mike Bickle

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen.

I like this...
"They will only be able to shepherd others because they have given themselves wholly to the great Shepherd."

I love how as shepherds, we can follow the example of Jesus our great shepherd, being examples to the flock, showing the flock care and compassion as Jesus would. WWJD...And of course going after the lost sheep, knowing that Jesus cares for that one sheep that has wandered off for some reason or who is in trouble. Keeping our eyes on the chief shepherd...

Great post! God bless...