“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
2 Corinthians 3:17
J.W. McLean and William Weitzel in their book, Leadership: Magic, Myth or Method, define leadership as:
-Involved in a process
-Of influencing and developing a group of people
-In order to accomplish a purpose
-By means of supernatural power
The last thing we would like to look at today is “By means of supernatural power”. Most important one for Christian leaders is the fact that the leadership process is supernaturally empowered. We cannot perform our leadership responsibilities in our own strength, power or wisdom. Leadership means that we know and follow the Leader and rely fully on His power to guide and direct our every step. Servant leadership is impossible without a life fully submitted to the love and lordship of Christ. It would be folly for us to proceed without the leadership of our Heavenly Father and the guiding of the Holy Spirit. But sometimes we wonder how we get there and stay there.
This equation is really quite practical. His presence comes in increasing measure in our worship. Beyond the songs, and even contemporary worship culture, are rich discoveries awaiting the tenderhearted. At times this happens with unexplainable external manifestations of His presence. Other times it’s just an overwhelming awareness that He is in the room.
For those tempted to remind me that He is always with us, I understand and believe that. There are just times when the increased manifestation of presence upon us is beyond reassure. We just need things we don’t understand, can’t control and can’t explain. Such is the life of following Jesus. As we as Christian leaders step out in what God calls us to, we MUST rely on the Holy Spirit to take us to that place of surrender in knowing that we serve by means of Supernatural Power!!!
We train individuals, families, churches and groups to befriend this forgotten generation.