• Our hope-filled future is bound up in sharing the story of Jesus, in discipling others, in bringing those disciples together into communities of believers, and in developing and releasing those believers to create other communities... till Jesus the King comes again!

Living in Your Father’s Story

I would encourage you to read chapters 19-25 in A Praying Life as we continue on in our discussion of this book this month.

I am struck more and more by our need for prayer.  Consider these two quotes from Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, by Ruth Haley Barton:

When we keep pushing forward without taking adequate time for rest and replenishment, our way of life may seem heroic, but there is a frenetic quality to our work that lacks true effectiveness because we have lost the ability to be present to God, to be present to other people and to discern what is really needed in our situation.”

Without the regular experience of being received and loved by God in solitude and silence, we are vulnerable to a kind of leadership that is driven by profound emptiness that we are seeking to fill through performance and achievement.”

It is in prayer and through prayer that this transformation begins to take place; where we experience God’s love for us and learn to be present to God and to others.

In preparation for the World Team Americas conference, participants were encouraged to read and pray through the Gospel of John following daily posts.  These posts are worthy of your prayerful reflection: http://worldteamamericas.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2011-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2012-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=2

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