See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander of the peoples.
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|Ford Madox Brown, "Jesus Washing Peter's Feet|
This is Jesus. He leads. He commands and His people follow.
But Jesus appoints officers. Shore Vineyard is an officer. And the desire of the leadership at S.V. is to obey the command of God and lead those He has given us.
We lead because He commands. But it is our joy!
Keep us focused always on your will, Lord. Holy Spirit, you will always guide us well. Our desire is to serve you well.
Keep us humble. Help us to always practice humility. It is our strength.
We obey because we choose to obey. Such a magnificent paradox!
Only in complete obedience is there complete freedom!