As we continue in our new sermon series on Leadership, here's how you can be praying:
READ: Galatians 2: 14,19, 20: “But when I saw that they were not acting consistently with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?”
“For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
• Thank our loving Lord that the desire of His heart is to make His home in you. Thank Him that He has promised that His Spirit dwells in you.
• Pray that who you are as a believer, as a leader, your ways of being, the life you live, and that your words and actions will compel others to live in the same way.
• Praise and thank God for His extravagant love for you! Ask that you will “know”, and “feel”, and “live” His love within you. Allow Him to define and move, and fill you with His love so full that your life is naturally all about Him.
• Pray for the Prayer night on Wednesday, August 21. May God lift up more intercessors for BAC. Pray especially for more men to join BAC Prayer Teams.
• Pray for our leaders; for wisdom and courage in these challenging times.
Listening to Self: How do you perceive others are seeing you, as a Christian leader?
Listening to Others: Notice how others are seeing leaders/the Church.
Listening to God: Personalize God’s Word to you. Take time to be with Him and hear a word especially for you. Let God Speak to you through His Word and prayer. Where and how is He leading you?
“And now we begin to see what the New Testament is always talking about. It talks about Christians “being born again”; it talks about them “putting on Christ”; about Christ “being formed in us”; about our coming to “have the mind of Christ.” Put right out of your head the idea that these are only fancy ways of saying that Christians are to read what Christ said and try to carry it out---as a man may read what Plato or Marx said and try to carry it out. They mean something much more than that. They mean that a real Person, Christ, here and now, in the very room where you are saying prayers is doing things in you. It is not a question of a good man who died two thousand years ago. It is a living Man, still as much a man as you, and still as much God as He was when He created the world, really coming and interfering with your very self; killing the old natural self in you and replacing it with the kind of self He has. At first, only for moments. Then for longer periods. Finally, if all goes well, turning you permanently into a different sort of thing; into a new little Christ, a being which, in its own small way, has the same kind of life as God; which shares in His power, joy, knowledge and eternity.” — C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SctylNey5Nw - With Everything - Hillsong Chapel
• Reflect on whether God is leading you into a position of leadership in any of your circles of influence.
• Journal your reflections.
• Lead on!!
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU PRAY!