August 22, 2021 – A Leader of Leaders – Matthew 5:13-16
The Bethlehem family of ministries exists to encourage, equip, and empower people to be Spirit-led champions, unleashing each person’s leadership calling. Every single person is called by God to be a person of influence, to be salt and light in a dark world. That influence is leadership. Many people, however, do not see themselves as leaders or understand the powerful impact they have within their circle of influence. But Jesus did not exercise his leadership to gather a mass of followers. His ministry plan was to transform the world by raising up us as leaders to use our gifts of influence to propel people toward eternal life.
Matthew 5:13-16 [Jesus said,] 13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
As we all are “influencers” in one way or another, I ask that “God order our footsteps by His word and make our hearts sincere” with love and integrity.