In my reading and prayer time this morning, I heard, Do not only lead but live by the Spirit.
This message is for leaders. We are all leaders in some form or fashion. We are leaders as parents. We are leaders in our community. We are leaders at our place of employment.
What God is saying- talk the talk and walk the walk. We can not tell others the right way if we are going left. This is not the time to play church. The church is not the physical building where you gather the minimal of once a week. You are the church. Everywhere we go, we carry the "church". God is looking for His children to rise up. He is looking for His children to prepare others for the Son arrival. He is coming back.
Line up with what you teach. I do not know what you are doing as leaders, I know God sees all, knows all, and is present everywhere, and He is not pleased. Yes, God is merciful and full of grace, but he also chastises those He love. He is not pleased, but you have time to change, we have time to change from our wicked ways.
Stop leading and start living. When we start living right, they will follow.
Jeremiah 31:33, Hebrews 10:16, Galatians 5:16, Leviticus 20:26, Titus 2:7
Prayer gives you power to walk on purpose