Friday, August 24, 2007

Spiritual Renewal

I have learned so much from great church, great pastors, great books and great conferences. There is something different about the approach to ministry of these leaders. Everything is Great Commission focused or missional. But with all of the great visions and approaches that have been refocused to more effectively do missional ministry, it still comes down to the God's man.

If we expect to be effective in ministry, we must have a spiritual life to back it up. I have met a few pastors that I just sensed God's spirit in them when I spoke to them. I can't explain it. But it is there. The sense of the spirit just oozes out of Them. I want that.

Historically, the great world changers were deep men of faith and prayer. Martin Luther would say that he had so much to do that he would have to spend more time in prayer to be able to get it all done. I want that.

I want my ministry to have global impact. I know that I can't do that. But God can do that through any man. I want to be one of those men.

Last weekend I began a 40 day time of spiritual renewal. I want to grow closer to the heart of God. I want to know faith that comes from a living, personal, 2 way communication with God. I want to get over my insecurities by knowing the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. I want to slay giants. I want to be the greatest dad. I want to be the greatest husband. I want to become humble before I am humiliated. I want to learn to pray bigger and love deeper.

This is a much needed spiritual renewal. God is already at work. I hope I can share some of this journey with you along the way.

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