WE ARE TERRORISTLY SINFUL. Before we attack one and blame another for the distasteful situations in which we serve, we best be awakened that our personal blemishes are great. Jesus transferred the sin act to the sin thought in the Sermon on the Mount. Murder is not only the carrying out but the imagining within. James says guilty of one? Guilty of all. Every leader is worthy of great hell casting. We live in a time when sin is regarded as lo cal, diet, 2%, or lite. It's not. It required the ugliest of capital punishments; innocent Jesus brutally taken out on the cross.
HE IS MIRACULOUSLY SAVEFUL. To believe we could be used and called when in disrepair and sinful breakdown is impossibly amazingly possible! The wonderful words in the Word are those hanging around the “God did” statements: “For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did (Rom. 8:3).” “But by His doing…..(I Cor. 1:30).” Our boots have no straps by which to pull ourselves up. He is the marvel and the mystery that we ever get to one day, one moment, be referred to as leader. As sinful as we are, His grace always has the longer arm.
WE ARE WONDERFULLY POWERFUL. We are the stars reflecting the Son. We are not amazing at anything. He is within us. We are not called to shine before men for we simply can’t. We are called to LET our light shine before men because Jesus is illuminating us and we are to let such be seen. We are powerful people only because His Spirit provides. Nothing, nothing is ever from us (II Cor. 3:4-5).