Wednesday, May 30, 2007

What the World Needs Now...

No alternative to the Holy Spirit is available to the Christian leader. He must have a heart ablaze with love to God and love for people. Dr. George W. Peters said. “God, the church, and the world are looking for men with burning hearts – hearts filled with the love of God; filled with compassion for the ills of the church and the world; filled with passion for the glory of God, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the salvation of the lost.” If you as a leader lack a burning heart, few of your people will be known for their burning hearts, and they will make little impact on the world around them. Our communities are little impressed by our programs and our manifold activities. It takes more than a busy church, a friendly church, or even an evangelical church to impact a community for Christ. It must be a church ablaze, led by leaders who are ablaze from God. John Wesley, evangel of the burning heart, was reportedly asked by a fellow minister how to gain an audience. He replied, “If the preacher will burn, others will come to see the fire.”

From Ablazed for God, Wesley L. Duewel


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