The Effect of Spiritual Leadership: The Kingdom Expanded in Us and Us in the Kingdom

Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left. Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their gods or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them. But you are to hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have until now. “The Lord has driven out before you great and powerful nations; to this day no one has been able to withstand you. One of you routs a thousand, because the Lord your God fights for you, just as he promised. So be very careful to love the Lord your God.
— Joshua 23:6-11

The Kingdom was expanded in God’s people and God’s people were expanded in the Kingdom! In short, spiritual leadership gets the job done and God's people get where they’re going! Do Won Chang, founder of Forever 21 said: “Many people would expect I would be praying for something big. But that’s not the case. I pray for my personal life, my business. And I just talk to God like a friend...When I was in LA, I used to always go to church at 5 am to pray and start my day.” John 3:16 is printed on all the take home bags...there are many other examples of business leaders who make a spiritual impact on those around them.

Spiritual Leadership gets the job done, but from proper motivation and using proper means! I want to encourage each one of you to be leaders who lead others closer to Christ...moms, isn’t this what you want to do with your children? Isn’t this what you all want to represent at your workplace and in your community? Christ has led the way in his life, death, and resurrection, and sacrifice was the climactic mark of his leadership, which also must be the highest aim we aspire to, "greater love has no one than this, that he would lay down his life for his friends." Paul said he was willing to be cut off for the sake of the salvation of His brethren...and the only way you will ever be able to say that or do that (sacrifice in order to lead people closer to God), is if you have received the sacrificial love of Christ...and re-encounter that love daily...

In Prayer Today:

Ask God to give you in love the effectiveness in spiritual leadership to lead others close to Christ!