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Here are a few more things that have made me think recently

“ have you been taking your MED’s”

This unusual quote is apparently a question that Andy Stanley frequently asks his colleagues. He mentioned it in a Leadership podcast when he was taking about the importance of leaders seeking and mentoring their successor’s . However as I thought about it the principle is applicable to almost every area of a Christian’s life. The letters stand for Modeling, Explaining and Demonstrating. It would seem that whether it is as parents, coworkers or leaders of groups small or large we live our lives in front of others. Are we modeling, explaining (when presented with the opportunity) and demonstrating the life of Christ?

He’s done it again, my daily reading of Oswald Chambers “ My Utmost for His highest so often grabs me by the throat so to speak!!!

“You cannot truly intercede through prayer if you do not believe in the reality of redemption. Instead, you will simply be turning intercession into useless sympathy for others, which will serve only to increase the contentment they have for remaining out of touch with God.” My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers,

Made me think about how I pray for people, am I asking God for full and complete redemption or will I be satisfied if things are just patched up?

“In God’s economy nobody is known for what they have; we are all known for what we have given away. We are known for how we have followed Jesus-down-to the point of giving our lives for others”. “Invitations from God” Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Makes you wonder doesn’t it? I wonder what that means I will be known for, if I am known at all! How about you?

 

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Posted December 28, 2011 by jolm15 in Uncategorized