I was reflecting on the disturbing difficulties many of my friends and I have to navigate as we sail through life when I came across this African proverb:\r\n
We are not trained for ministry but in ministry.
\r\n… said Eddie Gibbs, guru to church thinkers across the world.
The pioneer church breaks new ground in order to be where the church has not yet been.\r\n\r\nBut that goes for traditional churches too ….
God’s provision comes after the commitment not before ….\r\n\r\n…. it is signs following not signs preceding.
… do some creative thinking.
It is the pastor’s responsibility to get the work done – but not to do it all!\r\n\r\n+Mike of Bristol
“If you hire people smaller than yourself you will end up with a company of midgets.\r\n\r\nIf you hire people bigger than yourself you will end up with a company of giants.”
“When we have created time for sanctuary in life,\r\nthen the interior landscape of our life\r\nwill be more clearly revealed to us,\r\nboth its bright side and its dark side”
\r\n…so says Abbot Christopher Jamison
Humility is not underestimating yourself …\r\n\r\n… but forgetting yourself
… do simple things differently – sometimes.