The peace of the Lord be always with you and with your spirit. My beloved brethren in the Lord in in the power of His might Grace and peace be unto you. We are in a time that we need to hear for God in Heaven as to where we are going and how we are standing in these last and final days. I want to address the question of leadership this morning and I pray that you will receive the word from the Lord.
What is really needed from leaders today? Our world is crying out for better leadership in all spheres of life–government, church, schools, NGOs, you name it. What is really needed, though? Do our existing leaders lack knowledge? wisdom? sophistication? skills? diplomacy? humility? courage? faith?
I think no, but they do lack God in their lives. You can have all the experiences of this world and control but without God you are nothing. Remember you can only do what our Heavenly Father allows you to do.
There’s obviously not one answer that fits every leader and every situation, and the list of how any individual leader could grow may be endless, because there is always room for more personal and professional growth for any of us. But something fundamental needs to change that applies to every leader–for the sake of the Church, our society, and our world. It’s not as if it is totally absent by any means, but more of it is needed as a top priority for leaders going forward.
What’s needed is at its core spiritual—spiritual renewal, spiritual vitality, spiritual growth, and spiritual leadership. I’m talking about truly understanding who we are, why we are alive in this world at all, what it means to be a leader, and how we can best fulfill our purpose in life.
What I am feeling in my spirit is that anointing pulling us to that place in the wilderness where Samuel went to anoint David king over Israel. If you can feel the tug in your life this morning you may be on the right tract to the place where God wants to take you.
The more leaders see themselves as precious children of God, created to experience the love of God deeply and personally and to live out their calling in love, the more leaders will be able to function powerfully and effectively from a deeply spiritual base. The basic image is one of a deep well, filled with clean, refreshing water that flows freely to all those who tap into its source. The more leaders become deep spiritual wells, the more they will be capable of meeting the incredible challenges in today’s world and of leading others to greater depth, wholeness, and fruitfulness.
A leader must be careful not to inject his ideas in place of God’s word.
When I say “experience the love of God personally and deeply,” I mean having a sense of being embraced by God in life-changing and loving ways. For some the experience may come as a gentle calling of their name; for others, there will be an overwhelming conviction that they must bend their knee to their Creator.
Some are called to the wilderness or in the upper room or even the inner court for a closer walk with God.
In the dynamic relationship that is formed, there is acceptance, forgiveness, submission, and cooperation. There is release, joy, lightness of being, and love. There is transformation. There is life.
When I say “live out their calling in love,” I mean leaders will see all that they do as an opportunity to bring God’s love to bear on their sphere of influence. There will be justice, compassion, mercy, and intelligent systems that serve the people well. There will be courage, strength, and a fierce opposition to any force that seeks to undermine the good of the people. Leaders will value life, preserve life, and promote the fullest expression of life.
I warn you though as leaders not to be too critical of your peers and be careful of the seeds you sow. You may not like the fruits derived from those seeds. You may not know that your time is planted in God’s hands and He can cut down the tree before it starts to bear fruits. You are a leader and not a division of people. God will do the separation in His time. Therefore, let them grow until the harvest.
What we need, then, are leaders who see themselves first and foremost as spiritual leaders. They value their relationship with God above all else, and then see their vocation as an outgrowth of their spiritual life. More, they both consciously and subconsciously draw on God as the wellspring for their entire life.
Leaders today need many skills, abilities and resources to lead effectively. But the most important ingredient for those called to lead is spiritual depth and vitality, with an ability to let the Holy Spirit work through them in their leadership role.
This is not a “copycat” affair. You have to get into the depth of His divine favour for you life and and your role in leadership. To often we blame others for our failures in life because we fail the people and God. It happens simple because we copy our role as another person. The life I live today is not the life God wants you to live. Therefore, get into your lane and seek the Lord and pray until you hear from Heaven.
I will always be your brother and in love be your servant. Peace be unto you.
Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
Archbishop and Presiding Prelate
Administrator and Apostolic Head
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